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High school girl banned from graduation over Facebook ‘bikini photo’

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CEBU CITY, Philippines—For posing in a bikini, and posting  photos in her Facebook account, a 16-year-old girl won’t be allowed to attend  her graduation ceremony on Friday.

The punishment meted by St. Theresa’s College high school was called “too harsh” and “unjust” by her mother, a resident of Lapu-Lapu City, who sued officials of the private Catholic school.

Regional Trial Court Judge Wilfredo Navarro Tuesday ordered the school to show him a copy of the photos, and the Student Handbook which bans several actions, including “engaging in immoral, indecent, obscene or lewd acts.”

“I will have my own standards on whether or not it is lewd,” said the judge in a court hearing  on the mother’s petition of injunction and damages.

His decision will have to be made soon if the student hopes to join her graduation class in marching up the stage to receive a diploma on March 30.

Cebu Daily News is withholding the identities of mother and daughter since the student is a minor.

The girl will be allowed to graduate but is barred from joining the commencement exercise on Friday.

The family’s lawyer Enrique Lacerna said the girl was photographed in a “family-related outing” and was “not given a chance to answer the allegations” when she was meted the sanctions in a notice last March 1.

The student was cited for violating five provisions in the STC Student Handbook, including a rule against “posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure.”

Lawyer Romeo Balili, counsel for STC, said the private school is just doing what is right in disciplining its students.

“STC is a Catholic school governed by the teachings of the Catholic Church. We have to see to it that values are formed,” Balili told reporters after the hearing.

“We are not happy with the penalty but we are forced to impose it because we have to form the values of children.”

Four other STC graduating students are barred from attending the commencement exercises on Friday for alleged violation of school’s rules.

Their lawyer Cornelio Mercado, said he will formally ask the court to allow them to intervene in the case.

“There were allegations (by school officials) that  that there are photos showing the students wearing bikini tops and a towel,” Mercado said, including one wearing a sleeveless top with her bra visible during the Sinulog festival.

The girl’s mother is seeking the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against school officials and damages for the “humiliation” suffered by her daughter.

Parties were given until today to submit their memorandum.

Named defendants were the STC High School Department represented by Sister Celeste Ma. Purisima Pe, the school principal; assistant principal Mussolini Yap; Marnie Racaza, moderator of student affairs; Kristine Rose Ligot, discipline in charge; and Edita Josephine Yu, homeroom adviser.

CDN yesterday called the STC faculty for comment but Mrs. Edisita Arnejo who answered the call said only the school’s lawyer was authorized to speak.

Based on the petition, the school issued a document “Probation: An Administrative Sanction for a Violation” which showed the alleged violations committed by the student based on the Student Handbook.

It was signed by the student with a promise not to commit the offenses again.  Her mother signed “Conforme” to attest that the principal or discipline-in-charge “has conferred with me regarding my daughter’s misdemeanor and the corresponding sanctions.”

Among the rules allegedly violated were: l. possession of alcoholic drinks outside the school campus 2. engaging in immoral, indecent, obscene or lewd acts 3. smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages in public places 4. apparel that exposes underwear and 5. posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure

As sanctions, the student was given a grade of D for “personality” for the 4th quarter which was later changed to C “for humanitarian reasons” and she was barred from joining the commencement exercise, and other school activities, functions and privileges like the Senior’s Bash and practices for graduation.

Her lawyer said the Facebook account was “private” and limited to friends so school officials  obtained information that was “not for public consumption.”

“A family or pirate social activity, such as birthday etc. does not involve the school’s supervision and control.  The activity is permitted by the parents, who have the resources to support the activity’s expenses,” said the petition.

To add insult to injury, said the petition, the school principal said  the “minor(s) will sit on the stage if they are forced to join in the graduation rites” or words to that effect.

The petition said the student has passed academic requirements and earned the right to join the March 30 commencement exercise.

It argued that the girl was not given due process with this “unjust grave sanction” and was humiliated.

“My client was bullied. It caused trauma on the child. Instead of honoring the school, the child got mad at the institution,” Lacerna said

He said the school should answer for the  stigma suffered by the student for being banned from joining the commencement exercise.

He also said STC prevented the Department of Education from exercising its authority to review a grave sanction. He explained that under  DepEd policy,  when a student commits a serious offense, the school administration should file an administrative complaint against the concerned individuals.

First posted 08:10 am | Wednesday, March 28th, 2012


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  • walangusername

    RTC Judge Wilfredo Navarro yesterday ordered the school to show him a copy of the photos – talaga lang ha?!

    • http://twitter.com/rebarcena Romeo E. Barcena

      Hehe

    • I_kabod

      gusto umusyoso ni judge! haha

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      of course. obsecenity or decency is actually subjective and much as people want to define it, the most accepted rule is “i’ll know it when i see it.”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637557695 Anton Dulce

    pics or it didnt happen

  • Ommm

     If it was a young boy in a bikini the Catholic church would have no problem with it….

    • reddfrog

      LOL! The hypocrisy of these so-called Catholics are staggering.

      • alfredobatongbakal

        Lolz… so this is again some anti catholic cliche.

        Catholic bashers are equally hypocritical.

      • reddfrog

         1. It’s a Catholic school. So sue me.
        2. How are Catholic bashers equally hypocritical?

      • alfredobatongbakal

        1. Lolz… who says anything about suing?

        2. If you don’t know the answer, try standing in front of a mirror.

      • reddfrog

        1. It’s a figure of speech. Apparently you are not well-read.
        2. How? Do you know me? Provide me with a decent answer on how Catholic bashers are equally hypocritical? Otherwise I suggest sticking your finger up your arse and STFU.

      • alfredobatongbakal

         1. Oh please tell me more about your mental prowess. Lolz

        2. No need to know you personally, you personify the typical basher. Birds of the same feather. Lolz

      • reddfrog

         1. I am referring to your “metal prowess”.
        2. Yeah, no need to know me but of course that doesn’t stop you from spewing the garbage that I am a hypocrite. Right, typical. Again, stick a thumb up your arse you’re polluting the internet.

      • alfredobatongbakal

        1. Now you didn’t get it. Hahahaha

        2. Garbage spewing started with you. Lolz you’re just getting the dose of your own medicine.

      • reddfrog

         1. I start to wonder how you survive in life. Miracles do happen.
        2. No, I am stating a fact. Garbage spewing started with you calling me a hypocrite and being utterly unable to present your proof.

      • alfredobatongbakal

        1. And boy am i thankful. Hahaha

        2. Understandable, bashers often deny they started the whole thing. Lol

      • reddfrog

         Nothing wrong with bashing hypocrisy and stupidity, no?

      • AntiAko

        the priniciple of “in loco parentis” holds. the teachers become parents when the students are in schooL, NOT OUTSIDE where the real parents are. so the conduct of the students outside the school is their real parent’s look out…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/GSJZIX7LLQSVKV2XEUKW7OM62Y Sikretong Malufet

        It just shows that you’re the one who does not know the answer. Typical blind catholic that demonizes wearing bikinis in school but rabidly protects the pedobears in their ranks.

      • AntiAko

        true. what the kids do outside of the school should be none of the school’s business. last time i checked we live in a democracy. the function of the school is to inculcate their catholic values and virtues on their students so when they leave the gates of the school the students will conduct themselves according to their teachings…

        when students do otherwise, it only means that the Catholic education was a failure. the schould should punish itself for its failure.  not the students…

    • GuestUzer

       Hahahaha bingo !!!  Ang mga magtatalong nga naman sobrang higpit sa mga estudyante nila. Pero me ginagawang kagagaguhan in Private(Tinatalong ang sarili) LOL.

  • reddfrog

    Bikinis are indecent? Then we should have all beach-goers arrested for indecent exposure. While at it, might as well change our country’s name to Iran and that school’s name to Saint Taliban’s College.

    • alfredobatongbakal

      You are generalizing. The issue is about a high school student and the policy of the school she is enrolled in, not every woman wearing bikini.

      • reddfrog

         So ask yourself – why does this school disallow their students to wear a bikini on the beach???? Or you can always give them your unquestioned obedience like a good Catholic.

      • john_constantine

         is it a policy of the school to “censor” (so to speak) what the student wears in a private family affair?

      • alfredobatongbakal

         That’s for the judge to determine.

      • MAGEH

        as I understood the story, ang tinutukoy ng school is yung pag post sa internet ng photo ng minor de edad na estudyante ng STC. magkaiba nman kasi yung mag outing ang family at magsuot ng bikini yung bata kesa dun sa mag posts ng photos sa internet wearing bikini…In the first place may student handbook nman ng school policy ang mga estudyante e kung ayaw nila sumunod dun eh di wag nlang papag aralin dun ang mga anak nila… 

      • http://twitter.com/ChristineEverth Christine Everth

         MAGEH is right.
        If parents and students dont like the school rules, wag nila pagaralin dun yun anak nila.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000200658580 Allen Severino

        Our nation is a secular one,tolerating religions and alliance with none of them. This is very irresponsible for the STC just to ban a minor because she wore a bikini? I am not an Atheist but this is just wrong. It is like this country will go into a theocracy if we will side with any religions.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

        it would probably be unfair/wrong if the students/parents did not know of such a rule.. but it is CLEARLY stated in the guidebook, which of course, the student and parents signed (to show they agree). 

      • Panotcha

        Is the School against Bikini or the posting of pictures on FB?

  • alfredobatongbakal

    “Her lawyer said the Facebook account was “private” and limited to
    friends so school officials  obtained information that was “not for
    public consumption.”

    Really?

    Once you post something over the internet, you practically give up privacy.

    While the account is limited to friends only, those friends can show  the contents to anybody else.

  • Maria Ernica de Guzman

    hi! pls be more specific with the details of your article. which STC campus is this pertaining to? the absence of this fact makes the article misleading. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516775907 Marianne Sibulo

      i can deduce from the article that this is STC Cebu. 

      • reddfrog

         STC Cebu should relocate to Iran.

      • GuestUzer

         Would highly recommend a branch in Afghanistan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerlyn-Chua/643719605 Gerlyn Chua

      This article was written and published for Cebu Daily News – which is why there was no need to indicate that it was referring to the Cebu STC campus.

  • john_constantine

     might be for the best not mentioning the campus, since the subject is a minor.

    • reddfrog

       It is not like the minor did anything immoral. I agree that they should name the school so parents know which school to avoid.

      • http://twitter.com/alffaith alffaith

        This  is STC Cebu. I do not think the school realizes that when the students go to their homes, they interact with society. They are not enclosed within the walls of the school 24/7. Naturally, the students are exposed to the norms of society, one of which is using a bikini when on the beach. They make a normal activity sound vulgar. Are we still living in the Victorian era?

      • MyCountryMyLove

        I think the bikini is not the real issue here. The fact that the minor is holding a cigarette and liquor, as alleged, aggravate the issue. Moreover, the posting is facebook adds insult to injury.

        A catholic school, more so exclusive girl school, has the right to have their own disciplinary process. The main issue here is what appropriate penalty/penalties should be imposed. Maybe the school should not put to much weight in punishing the student harshly.

  • cooldoods

    sa palagay ko mababawasan ang enrolment ng school na ito next school year. i wonder if the ban also extends to non-clerical faculty of the school, and also whether the school considers posting of pictures in swimwear to the Internet as a sign of bad values.

  • Rex_Ranhilio

    ….assistant principal Mussolini Yap…

  • http://twitter.com/zophy08 Zoe Caballes

    ang OA lang. masama na pala magbikini sa beach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003166841551 ブロガー スクールガール

    So this school extends their rules beyond the instituion. That doesn’t sound right. I mean, she’s not doing indecent acts with their uniform on or within the school grounds for that matter where the school could be in danger of being humiliated. = w =

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lohan-Titanuim/100000199741754 Lohan Titanuim

    Pati Facebook pinag-pakialaman? ehhh may rights naman tayo mag.post ng kung anu-ano gusto natin then out of school na yan.. (maliban na kung naghubad siya sa school nyo) we should respect each other we have our own personalities & uniqueness.. i dont know if bakit nagawa nila yun sa girl she is so kawawa :(

  • pintados01

    I am a Catholic but this is just wrong…parang hanggang ngayon nagpractice ata ng Martial Law ang STC

  • http://twitter.com/ChristineEverth Christine Everth

    when we enroll children in a school, it means we allow the school to influence the children’s upbringing. and the school does this not just by teaching, but also by the rules and regulations.  the parents must be informed of the school’s rules and regulations, just like how an employee is informed of a company’s rules. and those who go to that school must abide by its laws.

    STC is a catholic and conservative school. in QC, they dont even allow their students to appear in media (bawal ang artista). And they have their own reasons for having such rules.

    In this case, i personally think that the mistake is from the parents for not knowing such rules or not abiding the rules. But they can negotiate the sanctions if not clearly specified.

    But as far as i know, there are levels of sanctions for not following the rules. For example,
    1. verbal for first offense
    2.  written notice for second offense
    3. suspension
    4. dismissal

    • reddfrog

       It’s a school that’s stuck in the middle-ages mindset. Whereas schools are supposed to be places where creativity and free-flow of ideas are to be encouraged, STC is apparently more concerned about making mindless sheep of their students.

    • Delights

      Enrolling one’s child in a school does not necessarily mean he/she already agrees to everything that the school has set as standards, rules or policies. If that is true, then there is practically no single school in the whole world where a parent can 100% agree to all of these rules or policies. While parents may allow the school to INFLUENCE the moral values of their children, it is entirely different if the school DICTATES/FORCES their moral values on the students.
       
      What’s more, as a catholic school that is supposed to emulate Christ’s way of teaching, you only share and preach the Godly character and pray that the students will put these into their hearts and follow, but you never force them to act Godly and punish them if you think (in your own standards) that they are not. Rewards or punishments will come to all of us when we face our Creator and it is only He who can justly judge what is right and wrong.
       
      And don’t forget that Phil is a democratic and not a theocratic nation. In a democracy you cannot dictate and force your will or, in this case, moral standards unto others. Doing so will be in violation of the basic constitutional rights of the people or students. In the Bible, even Jesus Himself respected (but did not bow down to) the authority of earthly rulers. “Give unto Cesaer what is Caesar’s and give to God what is due to God”… We are taught that God allows the rulers and governments in this earth to exist to govern the people and that God’s people should respect them, even the wicked ones! God is absolute and supreme and has His own ways that none of us can ever fully understand. In this light, the catholic school cannot impose its own rules or policies that will be against the law of the land, even if they think they are morally upright. Wearing a bikini by itself, especially at the proper place like a beach with the family, and not doing anything immoral should not be given malice by the school. Who are you to judge the moral uprightness of a person by just looking at what he/she wears on the outside? In many advanced countries, practically nobody makes a big deal or even minding someone who is wearing a bikini as long as she is minding her own business.

  • GuestUzer

     Wow Taliban in the Philippines. Hypocrite !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EBOXEKNCFF5SCHGX32JWZHX3QA Max

    The point still remains, the girl was on a private family outing. “private family outing”. The school officials had no right whatsoever to control what the girl wanted to wear on that specific event. Plus, her family is there with her. It’s not like she was doing anything wrong (she didn’t anyway). Seriously, the standards of the church are getting crazier and far-fetched by the minute.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RTZL3TI457OGW6QFUNOHR2LRCE yahoo-RTZL3TI457OGW6QFUNOHR2LRCE

    one of the school official is a Mosullini? OMG no wonder autocratic. hahaha

  • GuestUzer

    S T C -  SANTA TALIBAN COLLEGE .. THAT EXPLAINS WHY !!! 

  • http://twitter.com/DarthTJarcinue Tristan Arcinue

    Catholic school laws may be a collection of crap but it is the rule, kasalanan na ng studyante at magulang kung hindi niya inintindi yung handbook. “Posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure” with ample being defined as “Enough or more than enough; plentiful.” without limiting the upload to “only public upload”

    Although when it comes to sanctions mas okay sana sinabi rin kung ano ba talaga action ng school against that certain violation.

    • Rico Navea

      Can you define “ample body exposure”? Did the school defined it in their rules? The court should define for them what is “ample body exposure” to clear this issue.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NUTDWTGZFGZTUSKK6ZVEDS5UYY Janx2

      I’m sorry, but when did the school have the right to ban someone because of an extremely private affair. (In this case a Facebook photo.) As far as I know, you can simply ban someone by taking photos of yourself in the school uniform, because of so called “Exposure.” Hell, at least that student didn’t come to School Pregnant or made a porn video.

      • http://twitter.com/DarthTJarcinue Tristan Arcinue

        As long as you are a student of a certain school, you carry the name of that school. Student Handbooks have some rules that go beyond the school premises.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerlyn-Chua/643719605 Gerlyn Chua

      Still not good enough to be used as grounds for banning her from joining the graduation rites, IMO. Violation na kung violation, but these nuns and priests can be brutal with their punishments in order to really get the message of across, if you know what I mean. 

      • http://twitter.com/DarthTJarcinue Tristan Arcinue

        Yup, kaya nga it would be better if ipakita ng STC yung sanction na naayon sa handbook nila (napinipirmahan ng magulang at studyante), Kung warning lang naman katapat no definitely hindi grounds yun para hindi ka ipagmarch

  • http://twitter.com/alffaith alffaith

    This is STC Cebu. I agree that the school is stuck in the middle ages. After all, it is the norm to wear a bikini on the beach. The students posted their pictures on facebook, that is also a norm. The school makes it sound like the students were caught having sex on the beach or posted nude pictures on the internet. This is not a school that I would want my children to grow up in.

    • Rocky Nuyda

       Better stuck in the middle ages when it comes to values. Today’s values have gone to the dogs, good thing there’s still STC. Better STC than STD.

      • reddfrog

        You prefer middle ages values? While I’m no fan of today’s values, I think it’s crazy to prefer middle ages values.

      • Mike Asperin

        maybe a little after middle ages.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000200658580 Allen Severino

    Filipinos are really pathetic. They are not only onion skinned,they are also egoistical,resistant to modern ways,close minded,ultranationalistic,they are also corrupt and hypocrites. They have their own versions of their beliefs,often leading them to fanaticism and disregard for secularism. And also to the Atheists,especially militant ones,you have no right in shoving your beliefs on the people under the guise of enlightenment,do you even know your leader was using you. Filipinos are pathetic sheep,gullible beings that are easy to be controlled by a single man. That’s why democracy here never works out. Regards to the STC,you have no right in a barring and depriving education on students. You are not the authority here,you cannot dictate what is morality in your students because human nature is the one that can consider if the actions are wrong or right. We must tolerate all people,but alliance with none of them.

    • Rico Navea

      Excuse me! that is offending! You are generalizing that all filipinos are pathetic and corrupt. It gave the impression that all, meaning 100% of Philippine population are corrupt.

    • GuestUzer

       When you say Filipinos, that includes YOU !!! Hahaha speak for yourself.  While I agree on some of your comments. I don’t think anti-catholic are atheist. One can’t equate religion to God and vice versa. God exist even without religion ! But religion can’t exist without using God. That’s a known fact for as long as there are gullible folks who believe in the so called “Religion”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerlyn-Chua/643719605 Gerlyn Chua

      How did the atheists get drawn into this? 

    • Panotcha

      Shoving down beliefs?!?!?    Atheists are not the ones giving the girl a hard time for a family outing.

  • rjimenez1226

    The department of education ad culture should close this school of morbid nuns and priests!

  • antigo3

    only in PH…..not a word about pervert priests…….

    • bkkofw

      indeed, so hypocritical!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ED6A2XHBBMQQYM4MFSZ7BMIB4M batang-gas

    pictures or it didn’t happen lol

  • Rocky Nuyda

    That’s just right imo. We have to remember her school is not called Saint Theresa’s for nothing. I’m proud of STC for upholding the values the school instills. After all its not a prison term, just a graduation ceremony. She still gets to finish High School, right? K lang yan.

    • reddfrog

       ”upholding the values the school instills.” ==> ? Anong values yan? Be a mindless sheep no questions asked? You will become a very good menial worker.

    • suroy_suroy

       Yes, I understand, so why for god’s sake she has to study at that school?? It’s not the only one.

  • MonMayuga

    Medieval school management. We are in the 21st century, people. Wake up!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UJCWEDAINTIT4LD3CZHRHXMMWM Dante

    Hypocrites!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBBPG4SGSURB5V5A5BBQX4HF2Y Peter

    Those nuns are simply just green with ENVY, if given the opportunity, they would pose in skimpy, string bikinis.

    • bahaykubo1015

      completely agree with you !!!!!

  • Ilonggated

    Kayo naman diyan. Ang dami ngang mga babae diyan who have big family names and are well known, hindi nga ninyo sila mabigyan ng paalala na unCatholic ang ginagawa nila. 

  • http://twitter.com/mykiemaykikie michael pastor

    This is not just a matter of religiosity but a matter of religious intervention upon the personal choice of the people. This is one of the worst things that the Catholic religion does. Yes, they can guide people to live a normal life but to the point of exhorting people to make them comply. This is obviously injustice: invasion of privacy. 

    • Anthony Perez

      let me be clear about this. I don’t like what the school did either. But you got it all wrong. If you’re going to a school you have to comply with its standards, Catholic school or not. Invasion of privacy man? It was posted on facebook for crying out loud. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003464442651 ProjectGood Pilipinas

    Horrible news on women’s month.
    High school graduation is an essential rite of passage.
    The stigma is horrible enough. 
    Let the girl attend her graduation!

  • http://civilservice.boxpinoy.com/civilserviceexam.php Rorschach

    Hearsay.
    I will not believe this news unless they show me a picture.

    Ps.

    Pa-add

  • louie

    not allowing h er to attend her graduation ceremony is too much! she earned it. her parents paid for her education, the institution benefited from them so this kind of sanction is too much. ang mahirap kasi dyan feeling BATAS ang mga namumuno. where are your considerations??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4M77BVMNL7QPLQBYKGUSOK5PLM Xwcd Cxw

    its lent, these  hypocrite nuns reminds me of the pharisees. 
    baka mauna pa sa impyerno ang mga ito. 

    • Anthony Perez

      and yet you are quick to judge the nuns as well, calling them hypocrites. Great. 

      • GuestUzer

         Ano naman kaya ang tawag mo sa dyan? di ba hypocrite? basa na kasi papel ng roman catholic church eh. Tignan nyo na lang mga pinagaggawa ng mga immoral na pari. Mga rapist, HOME WRECKER at mga pedophilia pa.

        At ito para sa paring home wrecker na kumabit sa asawa ng friend ko…  FR. HOME WRECKER kung nabasa mo tong comment na to sana matunaw mukha mo sa kahihiyan. Sobrang kapal mukha mo eh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    Fearless forecast:  That girl will be have a baby out of wedlock

    • suroy_suroy

       Maybe, but she will be in good company by around 40 % of the mothers giving birth in the Philippines. Check NSO statistics for this.

  • Legally_brown

    I strongly agree with the decision of the STC school authorities if only to impose discipline on erring students.  Sadly, many of today’s youth have crossed the line of decency and good taste by engaging in a public display of  perverted values that borders on the irrational and immoral.  Lest we forget, the Philippines is still a conservative country that’s why we don’t allow divorce, abortion, same-sex marriages and the like, and in the same breath, a minor posting provocative photos on Facebook.  Whatever happened to our moral values???   A student who enrolls in a school is bound to follow all the rules and regulations of the said school. If one feels cannot abide by such rules and regulations, then he or she should not enroll in that institution in the first place and find another school where his or her perversions can possibly be tolerated.  The Bible says that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and thus, we should treat our bodies with dignity and should never allow it to be displayed in public just for narcissistic or selfish reasons nor for material profit.  I wish that the Judge would uphold the decision of the school if the evidence so warrants.  To rule otherwise might just render as useless,  the school’s strict rules and regulations on proper conduct.  Truly we are living in strange times.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BAQX7FE4UJFGA75CXFWLBTI4C4 Toyota 4runner

      Wearing a bikini being compared to abortion? Are we moving backwards?

      • Legally_brown

        Nothing wrong with wearing bikini. The objectionable part is when a minor wears such clothing and posts on Facebook for the whole world to see. Take note, a “minor” (not of legal age). That fact makes it scandalous if we base it on the community standards of decency and morality.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1619712745 Vanessa Lebumfacil

      You are quick to make judgments. First off, should they have given a verbal warning 1st and foremost that way for the school’s wishes she could delete all the pics.. No more harm done as it looks like no one wanted any harm done by posting what seems a child friendly private outing of a decent family. Haven’t u read it was a family outing and wasn’t an all girl’d outing where they just clad themselves with bikinis to post in fb. There was no alcohol involved in the pics and no scandal
      Of any leud kind or perverse way. No one has the right to impose Or prevent a parent to let their family have pics taken in bikinis or swim wear. It’s the people who put malice on it when it’s just a wholesome normal family outing. People make it seem like it’s wrong.. Seriously you all should stop putting malice On everything after all as you’ve catholic people should be decent and not have perverse mind..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=772784082 Dong Kaks

        represent..=)

      • Guest

        I’m not making a judgment and neither am I imputing malice because I have not seen those pictures for me to form an unbiased conclusion. I’m just trying to appreciate the action taken by the school to impose discipline on its students who violate its rules. If the school rules will not be followed, then what’s the point of making those rules? While I do agree that deleting the pictures on Facebook is the proper thing to do, that however, cannot prevent the penalty from being imposed by the school since the damage has already been done. Like many of us Catholics, our faith tells us that we live simple and modest lives and abhor immoral or inappropriate dressing. This teaching is not an invention of the Catholic Church but is found in the Bible where the Church bases its moral standards.

      • Panotcha

        Deuteronomy Chapter 21
        18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and [that], when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

        19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

        20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son [is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he is] a glutton, and a drunkard.

        21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

        isn’t stoning to death the proper biblical punishment?  gotta love the bible.

      • Legally_brown

        I’m not making a judgment and neither am I imputing malice because I have not seen those pictures for me to form an unbiased conclusion. I’m just trying to appreciate the action taken by the school to impose discipline on its students who violate its rules. If the school rules will not be followed, then what’s the point of making those rules? While I do agree that deleting the pictures on Facebook is the proper thing to do, that however, cannot prevent the penalty from being imposed by the school since the damage has already been done. Like many of us Catholics, our faith tells us that we live simple and modest lives and abhor immoral or inappropriate dressing. This teaching is not an invention of the Catholic Church but is found in the Bible where the Church bases its moral standards.

    • http://twitter.com/adimoja adi dimaliwat

      clearly, you’re gay.

      • Legally_brown

        If honestly trying to be morally upright equates to being “gay”, then so be it. There’s nothing wrong per se with wearing bikini. The objectionable part is when a minor wears such provocative clothing and posts on Facebook for the whole world to see. Take note, the operative word is “minor” (not of legal age). That fact alone makes it scandalous if we try to base it on the acceptable community standards of decency and morality. If this incident happened in an islamic country that adopts strict moral codes, I wonder what kind of punishment would have awaited the violator.

    • roniega

      bikini is lewd? toink! LMAO

      • Legally_brown

        never said that wearing bikini is lewd, in fact, it is a proper swimming attire. The STC student’s problem started when she posted her photos on Facebook in clear violation of her school’s rules and regulations pertaining to “posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure.” It’s clear as the sun that there was a violation. It is not correct to say that it was a private family affair since the student has chosen to go public when she uploaded her photos on Facebook. Had the student not posted those photos on Facebook, then the school would have had no reason at all to impose disciplinary action.

    • Helga

      Do you follow all the teachings in the Bible to a T? The Bible also preaches a lot of things that no sane person in this day and age would follow or do and I’m willing to bet you’re the cherry-picking kind who only references the Bible’s teachings when it suits you.

      • Legally_brown

        I don’t presume to know all the teachings in the Bible. The interpretation of the holy book is best left to the (Catholic) church where I belong. Neither am I a cherry-picking on scriptural passages that suits me but I just made my comments in the light of church teachings on the virtues of simplicity and modesty that every Catholic worth his faith should know by heart. Its the Bible which makes a stand against immoral conduct and perversion. I don’t believe that those rigid biblical standards on morality have changed even in this age of the Internet. In the end, it is God who knows the hearts and minds of every human being who will judge us according to our conduct.

      • Helga

        Some would argue that the Bible is rampant with “immoral” teachings. Sexism? Rape? Murder? Abuse? Polygamy? Genocide? Slavery?

        E.g.
        Zechariah 14:1-2
        “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city
        shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half
        of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people
        shall not be cut off from the city.”

        Isaiah 13:15-18
        Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall by the sword. Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives violated.

        The Bible is hardly the pillar of morality that most people make it out to be. But like you said, you’re not one to cherry-pick. I would be extremely disappointed if you were not the type to support rape, sexism, abuse, polygamy etc, seeing that you base your morality on The Good Book.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBNVTVS437WEL7Y4YPGNAMNFIA Oliver

      I think the school is interfering with the family’s private affairs. Who says that wearing bikini is lewd? Is it not the proper attire for swimming? It’s not banned in our constitution.

      • Legally_brown

        I never said that wearing bikini is lewd, in fact, it is a proper swimming attire. The STC student’s problem started when she posted her photos on Facebook in clear violation of her school’s rules and regulations pertaining to “posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure.” It’s clear as the sun that there was a violation. It is not correct to say that it was a private family affair since the student has chosen to go public when she uploaded her photos on Facebook. Had the student not posted those photos on Facebook, then the school would have had no reason at all to impose disciplinary action.

      • tamumd

        What is the difference between posting her pics in bikini on Facebook and people seeing her in the beach with those same attire? I don’t get it!!!

      • Legally_brown

        There’s a lot of difference. If I were in the beach and saw this student wearing bikini, probably I wouldn’t put malice into it, anyway, she’s right there on the beach. But if I saw those pictures on Facebook, it could elicit a thousand and one interpretations. Pictures speak a thousand words so its possible that the picture will generate positive or negative reactions from the viewers. That my friend is the difference.

      • Panotcha

        There is a thousand and one interpretations of a picture of a girl in bikini, surrounded by beach most likely, that actually seeing her on the beach.   Again whats the difference?  Are you able to think sex now that she can no longer see you.

      • Legally_brown

        Likely interpretations of a picture of a girl in bikini posted on Facebook:
        1. Girl friends of the girl: “She’s cute”
        2. Enemies of the girl: “She’s chubby”
        3. Boy schoolmates of the girl: “She’s game”
        4. Stranger: “Not pretty”
        5. Priest” “Obscene”
        6. Parent: “I don’t want my kids to be like her”
        7. Pervert: “Is she advertising herself for s*x?

        and the list goes on…

  • glycerlean

    pambihira! eh ung mga ibang pari nga bakla at nambubuntis eh! mga impokrito amputa!
    dapat jan next year boycott sa enrollment yan hehehhe

  • bistoi

    Violation of Freedom of Expression.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2GXJR6FAZCVLSKSNHRKVDEXJBY Carla

    i graduated from St. Theresa’s in Quezon City and although I understand the virtue of simplicity and modesty, I dont think this is fair. First off, facebook is a part of the child’s personal life. What the student does outside of school, is none of the school’s business. (unless she wears her school uniform to do something dodgy). Second, the school sheltered us too much from the real world. I am grateful for the education but its not real life. The school needs to learn to adapt to the present times. What do they want the students to do? Know the current social and political issues of society but live their life like they were living in the 70′s. This is just one thing that is soo wrong with Catholicism. They could never adapt to the changing times. This is just soo disappointing.

    • bistoi

      That is so true. Teens should be able to express themselves without the fear of being sanctioned. The Maria Clara style personality has long sailed. This is not the 1800′s. Girls should be able to act and wear whatever they feel fits their personality.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pusang-Adik/100000142340977 Pusang Adik

        It was not only the ‘bikini photo’ that made the girl out of the ceremony. pls don’t be disappointed Ms. Carla, there was more to the bikini thing that came out from this news..sad to say this was the only ‘reason of the banning’ that was sensationalized. pls try to look into other articles about this, you would really see that the STC Admin has reached at a just decision. Thank you very much!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1069103433 James Colades

      Even if we put it that I agree to your premise, do you think that rules are made to be broken? It’s simple. “When in Rome, be a Roman.”

  • hosay

    BAWAL MAG BIKINI ANG MADRE. KASALANAN NIYA DAHIL SA STC SIYA NAG-ARAL. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BAQX7FE4UJFGA75CXFWLBTI4C4 Toyota 4runner

    As sanctions, the student was given a grade of D for “personality” for the 4th quarter which was later changed to C “for humanitarian reasons”….And this is supposed to be an insittuion who guides people about moral character and teach about acceptance and  forgiving…Did the school even offered counseling for the troubled kid? Did the school offered spiritual guidance? Did Jesus gave a D grade to prostitutes and tax collectors?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BAQX7FE4UJFGA75CXFWLBTI4C4 Toyota 4runner

    BTW who is the snitch or the “Judas” of the school? I bet that person got an A grade!

    • marionics

      nasa FB nga daw. so may FB siguro yung mga teacher

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691687654 Aristotel Casanova

    bakit mag mamadre ba sya? di naman sya  nagbikini mismo sa school ha!  

  • allandel

    i feel for those barred from attending the commencement exercises but once you enrolled in private schools, you are bound to abide by their policies/rules or whatever you call them.

    TRO again? this is getting irritating.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XNVFXKTEWAFJAFQ5PHHTO36ZQ4 Zen

    Here’s a mirror: bit.ly/HdwHkE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691687654 Aristotel Casanova

    Nakakawalan ng Respeto ang ginawa ng mga MADRE na yan!  Kampon ba sila ng DIYOS?…… Patawarin nawa sila ng Maykapal sa ginawa nilang pagpapahiya sa bata….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BHJPDRTDJOP4NRXRT55KXTTSDQ fire

    I know ya’ll are thinking: pics or didn’t happen! LOL (face)! Ah! To be young and ostracised for beauty! (Else, meh) But think about this: it is totally fair. Consider the fact that the church used to burn people for much less. This is leaps and bounds of relevant cultural improvement in 2012 IMHO. At least nobody’s frantically screaming “Burn her!!!” etc, raising their muddied pitchforks to the heavens, enraptured by indignation with righteousness so intense that it rouses babies from their beds. Oh wait… LOL! Just trolling (like a sir!). ;)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYQYPW6MLJC7OLGLCJRS4IAC4 Regd

    My take on this is: She is a minor but she has a mind of her own. They make their choice and every choice has their element of risks. Minors occasionally make choices impulsively with no malice. Choices has consequences and its unfortunate that this is one of those consequence. The girl should be given the opportunity to explain her side, its just fair & reasonable thing to do. I hope cooler heads will prevail.

  • Manuel_II

    taena mga kupal na madre yan, dapat sa mga yan isama sa presong mga lalake ng isang buwan, LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pusang-Adik/100000142340977 Pusang Adik

      Excuse me Mr. Manuel_II, you do not know the real story. And it was not only posting of bikini pictures that got this girl out of the graduating ceremony. Again you do not know the WHOLE STORY. So if I were you, do not ever curse the ICM sisters.If not for them, successful and morally upright Theresians will not be here in our society.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pusang-Adik/100000142340977 Pusang Adik

        by the way, not all details were given in the news. if you like visit STC, talk to the madres and you will know exactly what happened. Again, there is more to what has been aired out in the open, rather than the WHOLE STORY.

      • Manuel_II

        taena, isa ka pa, kahit mag hubad ang mga tao na yan, wala silang karapatan mangialam ang ibang tao dahil katawan nila un, apota kayo, masyado kayo sunusunod sa isang Kultong relihiyon na nangloloko sa inyo for 2000 years, mga ugok.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

        i’m pretty sure that student knew the consequences of her actions… she probably deserved it.

      • Manuel_II

        just read it is family outing, LOL, if the parents think its ok and allow the kid to wear them, who are you then to judge that decision.

        Duh, i say again, those stupid nuns should be put in jail together with hardened male criminals. LOL

  • WeAry_Bat

     Most adults here know the school’s issue is close to baseless.  Heck, what about the 70′s?  I saw some old pics where young women had close to mini skirt as school skirt.

    • marionics

      try watching those 60s james bond movies ni sean connery, yung mga babae dun e yumming yummy he he

      • WeAry_Bat

         Yup, by chance I got to watch the complete james bond series.  only in da philippines…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQLUSKZ7TH4C2FHOD7SLQONQ4 bong

    STC erred on this.  Let the girl attend the graduation.   

  • Delights

    Enrolling one’s child in a school does not necessarily mean he/she already agrees to everything that the school has set as standards, rules or policies. If that is true, then there is practically no single school in the whole world where a parent can 100% agree to all of these rules or policies. While parents may allow the school to INFLUENCE the moral values of their children, it is entirely different if the school DICTATES/FORCES their moral values on the students.
     
    What’s more, as a catholic school that is supposed to emulate Christ’s way of teaching, you only share and preach the Godly character and pray that the students will put these into their hearts and follow, but you never force them to act Godly and punish them if you think (in your own standards) that they are not. Rewards or punishments will come to all of us when we face our Creator and it is only He who can justly judge what is right and wrong.
     
    And don’t forget that Phil is a democratic and not a theocratic nation. In a democracy you cannot dictate and force your will or, in this case, moral standards unto others. Doing so will be in violation of the basic constitutional rights of the people or students. In the Bible, even Jesus Himself respected (but did not bow down to) the authority of earthly rulers. “Give unto Cesaer what is Caesar’s and give to God what is due to God”… We are taught that God allows the rulers and governments in this earth to exist to govern the people and that God’s people should respect them, even the wicked ones! God is absolute and supreme and has His own ways that none of us can ever fully understand. In this light, the catholic school cannot impose its own rules or policies that will be against the law of the land, even if they think they are morally upright. Wearing a bikini by itself, especially at the proper place like a beach with the family, and not doing anything immoral should not be given malice by the school. In many advanced countries, practically nobody makes a big deal or even minding someone who is wearing a bikini as long as she is minding her own business and doing nothing illegal.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBNVTVS437WEL7Y4YPGNAMNFIA Oliver

      Well explained. I agree 100%.

    • http://twitter.com/sandpiper64 batang4

      rules are rules. you sign on the dotted line, you agree to the rules, whether or not you actually read the document. put up your own school and test that principle.

      • Delights

        Are your school rules superior to that of the constitution guaranteeing the basic rights and freedom for all? If you still don’t understand it, here it is simply put: granting one has actually signed to acknowledge the school rules, but the school rules can never become legal if it contradicts the constitution.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TABVTGXMUZY6EFTEUEDZCWHVHY Karen Ramos

        So if the school does not allow students to curse or use foul language, students can easily contest this is a violation of their freedom of speech? No need to read too much into it. Whatever trauma this will cause the girl will have only been inflicted because of their own family’s refusal to accept the school’s decision.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBNVTVS437WEL7Y4YPGNAMNFIA Oliver

    They should be consistent. If a priest is caught or charged with molesting somebody, send him straight to jail. The problem is that bishops just reassign them somewhere. Idiots!

    • sowhatifimfilipino

      Well… the school has no control over what the bishops do, right? But they have control over their students’ behavior, so then they do what they deem is right. I agree with @twitter-253543781:disqus that parents should be aware of the school rules. Parents choose a school that can help them discipline their child. Now here’s a school that’s actually doing what they’re paying them to do and they sue the school? 

      • http://www.facebook.com/joedy14 Joe Dy

        By this logic, employees who sign unconstitutional job contracts should have no right to question the terms at a latter date either. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

        now that is a totally different thing, like u said, it’s “unconstitutional” it could not be compared to something “legit”.

  • http://twitter.com/dashybites Dandi

    When parents choose a school for their children, they should be aware of the school rules, all directed towards the formation that the school stands for. It is very difficult to form students to live by moral standards if the parents don’t value the same things as the school. Having private accounts on FB won’t stop websites that look for teenagers in bikinis (look it up, it’s a legitimate theme for sites) from grabbing them, that’s the price we pay for imperfect programs. The school reserves the right to allow and ban students from marching, because it’s their event. It’s not a question of a teenager’s right to wear a bikini, it’s about a school’s right to uphold their rules. Also, I don’t think this was blindly done. School administrators really take time to study the circumstances before they give a sanction to a student. If they say it’s a no-march, then it must have been their best decision for the case. It hurts teachers and administrators to ban students from graduating too, believe it or not.

    Besides, anybody who can afford a lawyer can claim being victimized. It also helps if they have connections to media personnel who can publish seemingly unbiased articles.

    • Delights

      Dandi, I thought I have explained enough in this regard earlier. Please read it you will. While the school may influence what it believes as moral uprightness upon the student’s character it can never dictate/force the same because doing so will violate the basic constitutional right of the person of the freedom to wear what he/she likes. The graduation ceremonies being a school event does not exempt the school from abiding with the law of the land. The student is paying her tuition and has worked hard and passed all academic requirements and she deserves to march for her graduation. Besides think about this: is the girl going to wear bikini while marching? She was wearing this at a beach with her family and she was not doing anything illegal or immoral per se. As a reasonable person I assume that the picture was posted in Fb to share with her friends with no malice and that she did not do so thinking that she would be spreading immorality to the world.
       
      It is not that I’m against the Christian values or moral values as I am a Christian myself but I understand that true Christians, especially preachers or teachers, should only teach, share and preach the Godly characters but never dictate, impose or force these values upon people. How are we different and better than other faiths or religions if we are just like some of them forcing and even killing those who do not follow their “moral” values. Jesus Christ while on earth as a man never forced anybody to listen and to follow him or else He would discipline and punish the person. Judgment will surely come but wait upon God to do this Himself at the appointed time. Wearing bikini is only immoral if the one wearing it is doing so with sin in her heart or it will be immoral to the people who will oogle her with malice and lust in their hearts. Be open to other culture also. Many countries that have Christian populations are accustomed to wearing clothings like bikinis and they have no malice about it. Don’t be too narrow-minded: the real character is found inside your heart, the outside appearance may or may not coincide with what is in your heart. Let us not be hypocrites. God hates this so much.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7YI23XAYAGPIUV455HRHOZZ674 msweng

        Hay naku di e enrol mo sa public schools. Doon walang magagalit. Dahil sectarian school yan may issue talaga. Not all schools espouse the same values. Y dont these schools be respected for what they espouse? di nman cla namimilit mag aral k dun sa knilang skul

    • Delights

      I thought I have explained enough in this regard earlier. Please read it you will. While the school may influence what it believes as moral uprightness upon the student’s character it can never dictate/force the same because doing so will violate the basic constitutional right of the person of the freedom to wear what he/she likes. The graduation ceremonies being a school event does not exempt the school from abiding with the law of the land. The student is paying her tuition and has worked hard and passed all academic requirements and she deserves to march for her graduation. Besides think about this: is the girl going to wear bikini while marching? She was wearing this at a beach with her family and she was not doing anything illegal or immoral per se. As a reasonable person I assume that the picture was posted in Fb to share with her friends with no malice and that she did not do so thinking that she would be spreading immorality to the world.

      It is not that I’m against the Christian values or moral values as I am a Christian myself but I understand that true Christians, especially preachers or teachers, should only teach, share and preach the godly characters but never dictate, impose or force these values upon people. How are we different and better than other faiths or religions we are just like some of them forcing and even killing those who do not follow their “moral” values. Jesus Christ while on earth as a man never forced anybody to listen and to follow him or else He would discipline and punish the person. Judgment will surely come but wait upon God to do this Himself at the appointed time. Wearing bikini is only immoral if the one wearing it is doing so with sin in her heart or it will be immoral to the people who will oogle her with malice and lust in their hearts. Be open to other culture also. Many countries that have Christian populations are accustomed to wearing clothings like bikinis and they have no malice about it. Don’t be too narrow-minded: the real character is found inside your heart, the outside appearance may or may not coincide with what is in your heart. Let us not be hypocrites. God hates this so much.

  • queenbee100

    There should actually be no problem with wearing bikini, specially in the event of a family outing. But since there is a straightforward prohibition written in the Student Handbook, there is no excuse not to follow it. Being enrolled in that institution means that she has to abide by its rules, whether such rules are in total contrast to her lifestyle or upbringing. 

  • WeAry_Bat

    One last thing…What was the girl’s intent, to be in Penthouse? 

    If not, the school should reconsider.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519266812 Anne Loma Abellanosa

    I also came from STC-gradeschool to highschool. STC QC and cebu have the same policy. During my time social networking sights were not present yet but still these policies were already imposed. Bawal pa nga mag artista or sumali sa mga entertainment shows. What more pa kaya ngayon. That’s why the student handbook should be and must be strictly followed.

  • rjimenez1226

    The Philippines is a nation of hypocrites! Those nuns are going to scar the girl for the rest of her life.  I say burn the nuns!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

      u doNT know wat ur talking about…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pusang-Adik/100000142340977 Pusang Adik

    The “bikini photo” was not the only reason for such ban. There is more to it. This news is LACKING. VERY LACKING. For those who do not know the whole story, please do not give INHUMAN COMMENTS. Again, YOU ALL DO NOT KNOW THE WHOLE STORY so please reserve your comments after you have known all angles of the story. Thank you very much.

    • I_kabod

      ok please share or share link. thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/zhaquiri Philip

    Excuse me, but how the F*K is this the school’s business? Unless the girl had the STC logo on her person *whilst* she was wearing the bikini, then the school is in no position to ban her from graduating just because she decided to wear a bikini during a family outing (it wasn’t even a freakin’ school outing). What students do OUTSIDE of school is no longer the school’s business, so long as they don’t have anything school-related on them (i.e. uniform, logo, ID, etc.). This is ridiculous.

    Also, what’s wrong with bikinis anyway? A bikini is a perfectly acceptable piece clothing for swimming. The girl is not a nun, for crying out loud! What did the school expect their students to wear on PRIVATE beach and/or swimming pool outings, a freaking burqa?! I had no idea 
    St. Theresa’s College was ran by extremist Catholics.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pusang-Adik/100000142340977 Pusang Adik

      again it’s not the bikini photos that gave her the sanction. thank you

      • http://twitter.com/zhaquiri Philip

        Well, what was it then?

        I’m reading THIS article, so of course I’m only going to comment on what’s on here. If you want me to consider other factors, give them to me (it’s your duty because YOU brought up “the other factors”), don’t just say “again, it’s not the bikini photos that gave her the sanction…” and then trail off from there — how is that supposed to support your argument?

        That’s like saying, “God exists. He just does.” Thing is, to this day, there’s still no solid, consistent evidence of God’s existence.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

         foolish thought

      • Panotcha

        because you believe in a god?  prove it…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

      it is the school’s f***n business because even if u strip someone off her clothes. a theresian is always a theresian, no matter what. And wherever she may be, she always brings with her the school’s name. 

  • rjimenez1226

    The  DECS should immediately close the school. This is an extremist school operating under the veil of religion.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

      r u not being an extremist urself? saying that a school should be closed for imposing their rules? which by the way, the parents and the students are aware of in the first place? … but still decided not to follow anyway?

      • rjimenez1226

        I am not a school. I’m just an individual  expressing revulsion to something quite medieval and inhumane. Those nuns  are hypocrites and their aim is clearly to assert their right of  shaming  people to comply with their wishes.  The age of enlightenment has not reached most catholic schools  in the c ountry which has led to our impoverishment of our country in terms of  ideas and intellect. The goal of reforming education in the Philippines is to have those so called Cathollic schools shut down in the Philippines.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

        well.. i have had my fair share of this situation.. as students, we know exactly what the school rules are… but some of us would still think.. “duh! like i care..” but when we do get caught.. we all say it’s the school’s fault… the school is too strict… the school is this and that… 

        could she really not hold it in for a couple more weeks? just after graduation and she’ll be free to do whatever she wanted… I bet she’s even a chronic offender…

      • http://twitter.com/sayskrish Krish

        inhumane???? children who have to work than go to school is inhumane…eating less than 3x a day is inhumane…being sold as a sex slave is inhumane…and you say not being allowed to march on graduation is inhumane? whut?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKVWQHJ2PROT5DVDQA5SMNLTHE Arnel

    The school principal is seemed acting like the modern day version of Noli me Tangere’s PADRE DAMASO,

  • qwitzach

    Does the school then have the right to impute malice and “evil” in wearing a bikini, thus leading to a breach in Catholic mores?  Ay ewan. This is symptomatic of the sickness in Philippine society. Hypocrisy in all its stifling glory.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

      hahaha.. i actually clicked “like”… i take it back. was meant to click reply. 

      u can’t call them hypocrites.. coz they are also quit strict among themselves. The ICM sisters r really good… and discipline is something that they have always held important.

      • Guest

        Okay, they’re not hypocrites but they’re harmful to society by teaching girls to be ashamed of their bodies. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TABVTGXMUZY6EFTEUEDZCWHVHY Karen Ramos

        Wow that’s what you got from the rule they imposed??? I highly doubt not encouraging 16-year-old girls from posting pictures of themselves in bikinis is “harmful to society” or their body image.

      • Guest

        i don’t doubt it. it perpetuates the idea that women should remain covered up or be objectified. they are shaming a young girl for being comfortable with her body – which is hard enough as it is for a teenager. 

        by allowing the mindset that skin = immoral, we are contributing to a system that allows for the objectification of women.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TABVTGXMUZY6EFTEUEDZCWHVHY Karen Ramos

        I went to STC QC and I never got that impression despite the seemingly prudent and strict policies when I was in high school. I’d like to think I have a healthy body image though I can also say I’m more conservative than most women my age (and I credit that largely to my years in STC). To each his own, I guess. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

        well that is definitely not what i learned from them…!

        They actually taught me good values… they taught me that i am an important person, someone with a purpose. and i am definitely not ashamed of my body — i definitely don’t have body image disturbance issues.

        i am actually grateful that they have imposed such strict rules… i thought  what they were doing was “nonsense” and over-the-top before.. but i came to realize that i was wrong–and that they were RIGHT. 

        because of them i developed a good sense of self respect.

      • Guest

        that’s good for you but i doubt you or any of your friends were prevented from marching for wearing a bikini with your family and posting said photo to a private facebook album. i have nothing against stc as a whole, just find this particular action to be out of line. 

  • dikoy321

    Even if the parents “acknowledged” the school rules, the punishment is too harsh – like in the middle-ages, when the Pope excommunicated Galileo from the catholic church for publishing his TRUE observations that the earth revolved around the sun!  Galileo was proven CORRECT, yet it took a John Paull II and about 400 years for the catholic church to “apologize”! 

    Don’t we have priests and nuns who took the solemn VOW of chastity, yet they married, got kids?  Ex priest Jalandoni in Holland, married to an ex-nun, are good examples of two who made the VOW, yet society never condemed them! 

    In short, this school practices a double standard, since we see no way the same school will ban Ex-priest Jalandoni from being a Guest Speaker, say on a graduation day.

    Let the girl march on graduation day … !

    • Barak_O

       malayo na masyado ang narating mo

      nasa cebu yong babae naglalandi kaya di naka pinamarcha

      dapat sumunod sa mga rules and regulation para maging mabuting mamamayan

      • WeAry_Bat

         i object your honor.  kung naka bikini ka at na photo, does it mean naglalandi ka?

  • isipbagoreklamo

    i say the school was just being a school. give me one school that values
    freedom over discipline, especially for their high school, and i’ll
    shake your hand and shut up.

    the girl was barred from just marching. she still graduates. its not a
    big deal. for people who don’t go for age old traditions, i think
    they’re making this academic ritual of walking up an aisle towards a
    stage more than what it actually is. why not be more consistent? you
    don’t care for the school’s “extremist” rules, right? then why care for
    the friggin’ graduation ceremony? you still graduate, you still get the
    diploma, so why all this suing business? want a pretty picture to hang on your wall?

    i personally think this high and mighty spoiled brat of a girl and her
    family can dish sh*t out, but can’t take it. shame on them and those who
    side with her. bullied? traumatized? victimized? RIGHT.

    • queenbee100

      you nailed it! that’s what schools of these kind are made for. they’re exclusive Catholic schools who uphold strict observance of conservative doctrines and values. so either you live with it, or don’t get enrolled in these schools at all. i’m sure Cebu would never be lacking in international schools or progressive schools, so why not send your child to these kinds of schools which share the same liberated outlook as your family has? 

      don’t get me wrong, i’m no prude, and i’m very much aware that bikinis are as normal as wearing shirts for teenagers at this time and age. but rules are rules, and we need to abide by them. as parents we need also to remind our kids that everyone is bound by rules whether it be at home, or in school or in the community. children should adopt to the varying degree of tolerance depending on where she is, or what stage of life she is. 

  • Delights

    In response to Dandi:

    I thought I have explained enough in this regard earlier. Please read it you will. While the school may influence what it believes as moral uprightness upon the student’s character it can never dictate/force the same because doing so will violate the basic constitutional right of the person of the freedom to wear what he/she likes. The graduation ceremonies being a school event does not exempt the school from abiding with the law of the land. The student is paying her tuition and has worked hard and passed all academic requirements and she deserves to march for her graduation. Besides think about this: is the girl going to wear bikini while marching? She was wearing this at a beach with her family and she was not doing anything illegal or immoral per se. As a reasonable person I assume that the picture was posted in Fb to share with her friends with no malice and that she did not do so thinking that she would be spreading immorality to the world.
     
    It is not that I’m against the Christian values or moral values as I am a Christian myself but I understand that true Christians, especially preachers or teachers, should only teach, share and preach the godly characters but never dictate, impose or force these values upon people. How are we different and better than other faiths or religions we are just like some of them forcing and even killing those who do not follow their “moral” values. Jesus Christ while on earth as a man never forced anybody to listen and to follow him or else He would discipline and punish the person. Judgment will surely come but wait upon God to do this Himself at the appointed time. Wearing bikini is only immoral if the one wearing it is doing so with sin in her heart or it will be immoral to the people who will oogle her with malice and lust in their hearts. Be open to other culture also. Many countries that have Christian populations are accustomed to wearing clothings like bikinis and they have no malice about it. Don’t be too narrow-minded: the real character is found inside your heart, the outside appearance may or may not coincide with what is in your heart. Let us not be hypocrites. God hates this so much.

  • Delights

    Moderator, will you please read my comments and please tell me what is wrong with it that you will not allow the posting of this. I hope that you are not biased against me or profiling me for whatever reason.

    In response to Dandi:

    I thought I have explained enough in this regard earlier. Please read it you will. While the school may influence what it believes as moral uprightness upon the student’s character it can never dictate/force the same because doing so will violate the basic constitutional right of the person of the freedom to wear what he/she likes. The graduation ceremonies being a school event does not exempt the school from abiding with the law of the land. The student is paying her tuition and has worked hard and passed all academic requirements and she deserves to march for her graduation. Besides think about this: is the girl going to wear bikini while marching? She was wearing this at a beach with her family and she was not doing anything illegal or immoral per se. As a reasonable person I assume that the picture was posted in Fb to share with her friends with no malice and that she did not do so thinking that she would be spreading immorality to the world.
     
    It is not that I’m against the Christian values or moral values as I am a Christian myself but I understand that true Christians, especially preachers or teachers, should only teach, share and preach the godly characters but never dictate, impose or force these values upon people. How are we different and better than other faiths or religions we are just like some of them forcing and even killing those who do not follow their “moral” values. Jesus Christ while on earth as a man never forced anybody to listen and to follow him or else He would discipline and punish the person. Judgment will surely come but wait upon God to do this Himself at the appointed time. Wearing bikini is only immoral if the one wearing it is doing so with sin in her heart or it will be immoral to the people who will oogle her with malice and lust in their hearts. Be open to other culture also. Many countries that have Christian populations are accustomed to wearing clothings like bikinis and they have no malice about it. Don’t be too narrow-minded: the real character is found inside your heart, the outside appearance may or may not coincide with what is in your heart. Let us not be hypocrites. God hates this so much.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7YQKPFHZ55MKBJ44OG2GFHNEOY Luis antonio

    STC did only what was right, which is to send the girl a strong message not to do that.  It’s not just a matter of upholding discipline and morality, but also (by extension of doing what is right) for her own protection.  Not only is she harming her sense of prudence and propriety, but she is also unwittingly exposing herself to anonymous objectification by those who could see her picture and would objectify her at the sight.

    • Guest

      We shouldn’t teach girls to be ashamed of their bodies. We should teach our boys not to objectify them.

    • barbarinasaria

      Wow, your argument isn’t too different from how islamo-fascists explain how women need to cover up or otherwise risk unwanted sexual attention even rape. 

      Ladies listen up. We got to cover up otherwise men would be justified to treat us like whores! I know I’m exaggerating, but your statement is absolutely anachronistic and misogynistic.

  • tyopaeng

    magmamadre ang mga babaeng studyante dito ha ha ha

    hello Cebu???

    anong era pa ba kayo jan ha ha ha

    mga foreign nuns nag babathing suit pa nga kung maligo sa beach!!!
    !

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6R5KY4ALRF55ZUEBKHU322NTY chum

      heleerr.. do u know that diff organizations have diff rules?? kaya nga marami silang groups eh.. kc they abide by different values… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebjamieesdrelon Reb Jamie Climaco Esdrelon

    Gwapa ra kaayo cguro ang girl. LOL.

  • MarcyPulilan

    It is the diploma or the certificate that you graduated that is important, not the march. You still graduate even if you do not march. What is the big deal of not marching? It will not change your life. Why do we cling to useless rituals up to now like a lot of useless rituals of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is not valuable anymore in the 21st century, it is only good for the middle ages like other religions. We should grow up and give up these useless, time consuming and expensive rituals.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TGCUAXX5IEEA4GNTQSZ4ZX3ISQ Jerry

       You were correct on your last three sentences but for me, joining the graduation march is very important for one student because you only go there after you completed 4 years in high school and it is once in a lifetime experience for you and your parents.

      • MarcyPulilan

        Jerry, yes, I can agree to that too. The gradutation march is your reward for all the years of hard work, it is where you are honored by your family and friends, it is one picture that you do not want to miss and probably one picture you want to be left hanging in your house or future house for a long time. But believe me, after attending too much commencement exercises for various reasons, you will come to a conclusion that the essence and accomplishments come from what you did in school, what you learned both inside and outside the classroom and what the school created you to be. You will see that marching will be insiginificant when you are able to contribute to society and making it a better place. It is when you feel you contributed something to make our planet better that you will feel better than marching to graduate.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1254829622 Camile Dominique C. Edmilao

      although, bka may psychological effect na nga sa bata. napahiya yung girl, nakakaawa. possibleng paglaki niya, hindi na sya susuot ng revealing, kahit gaano ka init sa pilipinas. while ang mga batchmates niya, walang pake doon. 

      Panget kaya nun. maaalala ka ng batch mo as the girl who couldn’t graduate bcuz she wore a bikini.

    • http://twitter.com/sandpiper64 batang4

      the march is the highlight of your high school years. it marks the end of four years of struggle. it is as important as a birthday. parents prepare for that landmark.  I agree with those that say the school should relent and let this girl march.  grace is more important than law, the Bible says, nevertheless, the same Bible and the same writer, Paul, said that the law is holy because without the law sin is not exposed.
      rules are rules. they are meant to guide, to teach, and to show where right and wrong part ways.
      how the right and the wrong are perceived depends on the institution or the person/s who lay down those rules which more often than not reflect the institution or the persons’ values and traditions.
      they enrolled their child in an institution that fosters old values and tradition, they should expect their child to be under the rules of that institution, even if they, and the child, outside the walls and reach of their institution, should likely practice opposite values.  on the other hand, the good thing that could come out of this, should the institution insist on being pharisaical, is, that those of incoming classes, will toe the institution’s line.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

    “possession of alcoholic drinks outside the school campus” – It’s none of the school’s business if the students want to buy/drink alcoholic drinks as long as they are not in uniform and they are   NOWHERE NEAR the campus. 
    “smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages in public places” – again the school should butt out..as long as you don’t wear anything that will people that your from ________

    and as for the bikini issue..you wear bikini’s when you go to the beach or the swimming pool. there’s nothing wrong with that. so what is the school’s problem? and it was a family affair not a SCHOOL AFFAIR! it’s not like the student posed naked.

    i graduated HS in St. Scholastica’s College and the school never sanctioned me with anything! when i posted a picture in my multiply of me posing with my family wearing a bikini and a bottle of red horse in my hand. so what is the school’s problem with students wearing bikinis, smoking and/or drinking outside the campus? 

    i based my reaction from the article. 

    • highfivingamillionangels

       she was a minor! OMG!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

        uhh…i was a minor to when i posted the picture as well.. i was 17 turning 18 the next day.

      • blueandgold123

        Does this mean that you would only obey the rules when you’re in your uniform? Where’s the essence of the rule here if you’d only obey it when you’re in uniform? Rules are imposed on people so that there would be order all the time. This is the “sakit” of our society. We all love freedom but then if we would always use the word freedom to justify our acts, then there must be something wrong.
        This school is teaching these kids, forming their values as a Theresian, not as someone from St. Scho. Is it written in the St. Scho handbook that you may not upload such pictures? Second, did anybody from your administration see your pictures online? Regardless of what kind of rules STC imposed on their students, be it reasonable or not from your point of view, the issue here is that she and her parents signed the handbook. Meaning, they are aware and agreed to abide by the rules of the school. Like a contract. It may not be about wearing a bikini on the beach, with a cigarette and alcoholic drink, it’s all about following rules. For someone like you who came from a Catholic school as well, aren’t you alarmed that people who smoke and drink are getting younger? Now, I wouldn’t be surprised if I see kindergartens drinking and smoking. You might say hey, kindergartens are too young to drink and smoke. Exactly, same thing with these high school girls. Bottom line – you did not abide by the rules, then suffer the consequences. Why’d you have to upload it anyway?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

        when a person is outside school vicinity she/he can do what she wants as long as they don’t break the law. The school rules is to be followed inside the campus and to a certain extent outside the campus. 
        I never said that STC should be like St.Scho when it comes to molding their student’s values so what is your deal when you said “This school is teaching these kids, forming their values as a Theresian, not as someone from St. Scho.” To answer your first question As long as we don’t post naked or revealing  pictures of ourselves or anyone from school  it’s okay.Second i don’t know if teachers saw it online.  90% of Parent’s NEVER READS the student handbook they just sign because their kids ask them to. 

        I started drinking when i was 15 under my parent’s supervision. My parent’s allowed me to drink alcoholic drinks as long as i was home and not more than a 1 glass of wine when i’m outside with them. Why my parents gave me the go signal maybe it was because of tradition. They monitored me until i was 18 by then i knew my limitations when it comes to alcoholic drinks. As for smoking .. i don’t smoke nor does my parents allow it. It will bother me if i see young kids smoking or drinking, i admit  but high school girls are teenagers when your a teenager you want to explore things and experience things,it’s a fact.

        It was part of my early 18th celebration album, i uploaded the album in my own multiply account so why not. :)

        btw in SSC’s student handbook they only prohibit students from drinking or smoking when they are in school uniforms or when they are ANYWHERE near the campus. This is the first time i heard of a school having more authority than the legal guardians. 

      • blueandgold123

        That’s the problem with parents and kids these days. You said 90% of parents never read the handbook. Talk about ignorance of the law? It’s not an excuse. The fact that these people were provided with a handbook, I don’t see any reason for them not to comply. As for teenagers exploring things, then would it also mean that it’s okay to try marijuana or substances like that out of curiosity? Okay, given that we are “modern”, a 15 year old may drink and smoke, and wear what she wants, but this is not the issue here. I am not questioning the kind of rules STC imposes on their students, the issue here again is it is clear, black and white, that she did not abide by the rules, and there are consequences for her actions.

        This is what makes STC different from other Catholic Schools. They’re like if you don’t like our rules, then go study somewhere else. No one is above the law. This young lady could sue the school and curse STC all her life, but STC would stand by it’s rules and won’t be shaken. Rules are rules. You can bend the truth due to technicalities in the law or whatever DepEd has for STC, but you and I both know that she broke the rules, regardless of whether these rules are reasonable or not, regardless of how small or big her mistakes were. Apparently, her biggest mistake was she uploaded it.

        Maybe, at that time when you uploaded your 18th birthday photos in Multiply, social networking sites weren’t that much of a constant thing to visit when you go online. Today, these social networking sites make a big impact on people’s lives. News even report what’s trending in Twitter. What’s currently being discussed or re-posted for a hundred times in Facebook. Social networking sites play a big role now in forming one’s values. Why? Because you are exposed to a lot of things online, and these kids aren’t really experts when in comes to knowing which is right or wrong. It’s like social networking sites are trendsetters. They dicate what’s in and what’s not. This is where the parents should come in. Maybe you’d say, “Eh parents naman niya yun eh, wala nang pakialam yung school dun.” Precisely, but if we look at it in a different perspective, what if all parents let their children drink and smoke at an early age? What if all parents let their children figure out things on their own? Then this is where school comes in. Since we know that reality is like the universe, we don’t know what’s out there until we get there, then “prevention” would somehow help us know our way when we get there. It ain’t that bad if we were not allowed to wear bikinis, drink, and smoke. I wouldn’t die naman if I wasn’t able to try these things.

        I believe this problem is somewhat similar to one of the biggest problems of Metro Manila. How about keeping our candy wrappers inside our bags instead of throwing it outside the bus and let it clog the drainage. Simple rule, right? It ain’t so bad. What if all people threw their candy wrappers in EDSA ‘cos their parents said it’s okay to throw your trash outside, it’s just a small piece of plastic anyway, what’s gonna happen? Remember what happened during Ondoy? Now, people started bashing MMDA for not clearing the drainage system. But whose fault was it clearly? Who threw those candy wrappers? Sinong nagkalat? Di ba the people rin?

        I wish to reiterate this, bottom line – she did not abide by the rules, and sanctions are imposed so people would not dare to disobey rules, or for those who disobeyed the rules, to remember the rule. Maraming matigas ang ulo, unfortunately. When would Filipinos ever learn a simple thing as falling in line? Particularly for LRT and MRT? I told myself, buti pa mga ducklings, marunong pumila kahit bata pa. Each of us have responsibilities to one another. Everything would have to start on our own little ways. If we would keep on saying that it’s none of the schools business, then same thing with the Government, it’s none of it’s business to put an action to this problem and sanction those people who were not responsible enough. There are rules that some people would find illogical to implement, but let us just follow the rules, there must be something that happened kaya it’s there, or something na iniiwasang mangyari kaya it’s there. These kids are the future of this country. I am hoping that they would change the face of this country na puro corruption, kalat, it’s so chaotic, na normally ni-ngingitian na lang ng Pilipino yung mga ganitong problema. Siguro mas maganda kung may gawin tayong aksyon habang nakangiti kesa nakangiti lang tayo. Everything, discipline in this case, would have to start from something small and simple, then there would be order in this country. :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

        There is NO law that states that parents should read the STUDENT’S handbook even though they were provided a copy. It’s the students who are provided with the handbook not the parents. Maybe next time schools can provide “Parent’s Handbook”. A student that tries drugs is both brave and stupid. one can never tell if a student is using drugs unless they show up in school high ,if he/she is positive when a drug test is conducted or if he/she is caught on the spot. drug usersdoesn’t kiss and tell.

        So what if the student uploaded her picture? according to the article her facebook account was PRIVATE so does this mean that the STC goes around hacking students facebook accounts? before facebook and twitter almost EVERYONE had multiply accounts as well as friendster. Kids aren’t really an expert when it comes to knowing what’s right or wrong? so are you saying that adults are always right? I’m 22 years old and in the eyes of the law i’m considered as an adult but still i make mistakes and i’m 22. Anyone can make mistakes be it a minor or an adult. 

        If ALL parents allowed their kids to smoke and drink at super young age then ALL parents then they would all be in jail right now. ” Schools can only interfere if  the parents are doing NOTHING or is the cause of the  negative change in the student be it mentally or emotionally. Of course you wouldn’t die if you don’t get to drink or smoke but the fact that the student was with her parents when the picture was taken means her parents are supervising. No decent parent would allow their kids to get drunk off their ass right in front their faces or pose nude online. STC is a school for rich kids, no one can deny that, so when the family of s student decides to go on a beach outing, they would go somewhere classy where there are also rules when it comes to swim wear, bikinis are accepted so are tankinies or one piece swim suites but right now you can hardly find a one piece swimsuit that isn’t sexy. if attempt to swim in t-shirt and shorts the establishment would throw you out. For a school to dictate what a student should wear or do in a FAMILY AFFAIR is NOT RIGHT!  when a parent enrolls their children in a certain school they don’t give up their rights as parents and their family’s privacy to the school authorities. 

        maybe STC should make their rules more specific so that this kind of incident would’t happen again. :) 

      • blueandgold123

        1. There is no need for a “Parent’s Handbook” since the school handbook required the parents to sign the handbook, it’s their fault that they didn’t read the handbook. As adults, they know that they should read whatever they have to sign. It’s a lame excuse to say that they didn’t read the handbook just because no law is being enforced to do so. So dahil walang law that says “read the company contract/last will and testament”, basta ka na lang pipirma? Parents don’t need the handbook, hindi naman sila governed ng school rules eh. Their daughters are. Point lang is kaya required ang signatures nila is if payag sila sa rules na mag-govern sa daughters nila while she’s enrolled there. So I don’t see for the need for the “Parent’s Handbook”.

        2. The issues about the school’s policy are not debatable. It is their rule, their custom. We can’t do anything about it. It’s like you questioned a religious group’s beliefs. We can debate all we want but that wouldn’t put an end to the issue, kasi hindi naman yung beliefs nila dapat ang issue eh. But we can do something about avoiding being sanctioned, and that is to just follow the rules. As simple as that.

        3. Did she break the school policies? How many major/minor offenses? For every offense, is there a sanction? Is it proper that we just give warnings when a person commits an offense? That’s a case to case basis. If the student committed a major offense, should it be just a warning? I don’t think so. Kaya nga tinawag na major offense eh. Yan yung mga rules na you should not dare commit. You see, the school here thinks in a long term manner. Paano matututo ang tao kung laging sa first offense niya eh warning lang, it’s like a typical corrupt politician, kung alam niyang bailable ang case na pwedeng isampa sa kanya kung magnanakaw siya ng Php100M, eh di magnakaw na lang ako ng Php100M, bailable naman eh, magkano lang naman ang bail. Kung baga you’re letting the person be tempted pa to commit an offense to try something new kasi alam niyang mababaw lang ang parusa/warning lang makukuha niya. And that would be unfair for the other Theresians who followed the rules ’til the very end of their “Theresian-hood”.

        4. I believe the rules of STC were clear enough. I was able to read a part of the provision. Summary of the provision for me would be “Do not UPLOAD pictures of you with skimpy clothes.” So it says there, UPLOAD, my friends. People keep on saying, “Ano gusto nila ipasuot sa kanya sa beach, saya?” Oh, come on. Kaya nga UPLOAD ang bawal eh, kahit nawawala yung essence nung rule, just don’t upload it – wag mo lang ilantad sa world wide web na nag bikini ka. Yun lang. Privacy settings? Once you upload something on the internet, it’s no longer private, and if you delete it, it’s gonna be forever there kasi malamang sa dami ng nakatutok sa FB/Twitter eh nabasa/nakita na nila yun. You can’t take things back once you post something online. So siguro kung gusto mo i-share sa friends mo yung pictures, mag-file transfer na lang kayo. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words. Hundreds of message and ways of interpreting the picture, and not all may be pleased. Maybe this should also serve as a lesson for other schools out there, that they should check what their students are up to so that these kids would know better. More school policies campaign/yearly orientation I guess so that they’d be reminded of the rules constantly. Campaign posters worked in our university with regard to the new dress code policy. :) And to these kids, please use the internet responsibly. :) Don’t run to your parents when you s**ew up for uploading stuff online. I wish parents would instead teach their children to face criticisms, sanctions, etc. instead of kunsintihin. When would your children ever learn to face the negative things about life once they’re thrown into the real world without you? Tendency, they’d just keep on running from the negative things reality has to offer, and they might not be able to handle it well ‘cos they got used to having their parents solve their problems, they’d just kill themselves as their way out of it.

  • PHtaxpayer

    Yan, malandi kasi!  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TENWL6URTJZ2NXZTGV6JMYCGSM Gibson

      lolz post lang sa FB malandi.. tanga ka rin cguro katulad ng prinsipal nung skul =)

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    what is wrong with bathing suit?? bath…maliligo siguro…….ano gusto nila…nakapalda ng naliligo…or naka jeans nagtatampisaw sa tabi ng dagat….hello people…grow up! malisyoso lang kayo tumitingin at pumupuna….

    • bJsdert

      Kung gusto may paraan. Kung ayaw may dahilan. May rash guard naman at board shorts for women. Pero kung gusto talaga magbikini, forget the values.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

    pero kapag pari na pedophile o madre na nabuntis excuse! hypocrite mga ito.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2VJNO44HPPVY5JID5Q3RHEXQA Rex

      Engot pinaparusahan din ng simbahan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJTH3SHQU3B4TCUVRH2UXZCJDY Balahura

         asan ang parusa si rizal lang ang nabalitaan ko na na ex-communicate politiko at simbahan parehong tiwali iba iba lang ang term sa simbahan immoral, sa polituko illegal….same lang lang yang mga iyan na kagaya mo corrupt!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BOP47XP3EPK7NQGMUF5GSCM4P4 ruperto

    Kung ikaw ay liberated at ayaw mo pasakop or sumunod sa rules ng isang catholic school wag k dun pumasok. ngaun rereklamo ka.. pathetic

    • bitoypalaboy

      Mahal ang tuition fees ngayon lalo na ng mga Catholic schools.. unfair naman na di maka martsa ung bata sa araw ng pagtatapos dahil lang sa nakitang naka bikini sa facebook… teka di ba bawal sa Madre at Pare ang FB?..=)

  • bJsdert

    The thing is Catholic school nga naman sila and they’re supposed to teach values not just within school premises but also outside. We have to remember that being a Catholic is a lifestyle and not a label. Good job to STC! At least they’re not like any other Catholic schools na front lang ang pagiging Catholic school.

    • edmondP

       mga impokrito, mga mapagmalinis. tignan nya nga maga sarili nyo.

    • Rogean Gullem

      “Catholic is a lifestyle” — cool. 

    • Guest

      Please show me which part of the bible says women can’t wear bikinis.

      In the meantime, let me show you the part where Jesus first revealed his reincarnated self to a prostitute. Or maybe the part where he dares you to cast the first stone?

      • pility

        tange! syempre wala! naimbento na ba ang bikini ng mga panahong yan? bobs naman!

  • Iggy Ramirez

    A girl is the ultimate material of men’s fantasies. Let’s throw in there a pretty and an innocent one wearing a bikini.

    Now, let us have a peek at those nasty clams. Publish the bikini photo goddamit!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3KHW6NRWUFJ3Y6PKNYGJXNBN3A roiza mae

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/26NMMHULYKUCT4QW62E7FIXYXI Ento Quec

    bakit kasi ang hilig mag-bikini ng mga babae? di ba para pagnasaan at ipakita halos ang maselang parte nila? ba’t di na lang kasi mag-cycling? sos malalandi kasi.

    • Guest

      bakit kasi ang lalaki ang hilig mag shirtless? di ba para pagnasaan at ipakita ang hubad nilang mga dibdib? naku, kitang kita pa ang mga nipples. ba’t di na lang kasi mag-sando? sos malalandi kasi.

      -sana ang mga lalaki pagbawalan rin sa graduation pag nagpakita ng ample body exposure ie naghubad ng tshirt at nagsuot ng trunks para mag swimming.

  • http://twitter.com/khar0wLiiN3 khar0wLiiN3

    absurd!

  • bahaykubo1015

    Mga impokrito !!! ano pala ang gusto ninyong isuot pag nag-swimming??? PATADYONG????

  • EdnaSwank

    Decency is a relative value! With that, the mother and the daughter are entitled to say there’s nothing lewd or indecent with the pose in bikini or whatever. However, as a relative value, the school also is entitled to what it thinks is decent. The problem is, she enrolled in the school which thinks that wearing bikini and posing for a picture in such, then posting it in FB is lewd and not decent! It is written in the student manual, and she knows about it! And by enrolling to that school, she promised to agree or abide by the school’s values! So, where is she now? As a saying goes: “Why complain about the rule of the game when you are already in it? If you don’t like the rule of the game, then you should not have played it!” With that, she should not have enrolled in that school if she thinks its values and rules are not compatible with hers or she is not agreeable to them! But she did enroll, she agreed to the rules, and she violated it! So why complain about the sanction? 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RDO4YIZB2AL2EKOGTLH4ALVHPY Gilbert

       I totally agree. I don;t even know why there’s a case or why this story graced the pages of the Inquirer. This is a private matter that should have been settled within the school itself. It is afterall a private institution and we should respect their rules and regulations.

      • Guest

        In the same vein, both school and child fall under the jurisdiction of the government: 
        “STC prevented the Department of Education from exercising its authority to review a grave sanction. He explained that under  DepEd policy,  when a student commits a serious offense, the school administration should file an administrative complaint against the concerned individuals.”Besides, I highly doubt that every single person in this world or even that school agree on what “ample body exposure” means. She has the right to question it. Also, the punishment for offenses are typically a range – cheating merits suspension or expulsion for example, based on the case. She has a right to question the severity of the punishment.

      • EdnaSwank

        To quote you “I highly doubt that every single person in this world or even that school agree on what “ample body exposure” means.” That’s exactly my point! I myself may not agree with STC’s policies. That’s exactly why I wouldn’t enroll there! Because I don’t agree with them. But on the other hand, this girl enrolled there, she knows the policy, it is in the student manual, she knows that what she did was a violation of what’s written in the student manual. So why complain? Of course she can question the severity of the penalty. But if that too is in the student manual, then, it’s useless. Again, don’t complain about the rules of the game if you are already in it. If you don’t like the rule, then don’t play the game. But if you already know the rule and still continue with it, and complain afterwards that the rules are unfair, that’s just absurd! Put simply, when she enrolled in STC she knows exactly their values and policies, she knows what she’ll get if she violates them, so she should just have abide by them. Because by enrolling, she’s also agreeing to what STC is expecting from her behavior. If she doesn’t, then why enroll at all? There are many other “liberated” school out there for sure.   

      • Guest

        Sorry but you misunderstand me. I mean that while you may agree with a policy, you may disagree with the interpretation. The family could have signed thinking that “no ample body exposure” means no nude or topless photos. They may also have interpreted ”online” to mean “for public viewing.” Most people would not consider sending a private e-mail to be an online post, and they may have thought that a private facebook album filtered for family and friends fell under the same category.
        Also, STC does not supersede the government’s law, so they can utilize the DepEd’s existing policies to complain about STC.

      • EdnaSwank

        You’ve got a good and valid point there! I am actually also baffled how STC could be this shortsighted considering it’s run by ICM sisters who are known to be “progressive” when it comes to women issues! It’s just ironic (if not hypocritical). I can only think of the possibility the school is trying to teach the girls the value of “modesty” and “self-respect”! But then again, that is relative, and as you say, subject to different interpretations. Yet, following your line of thinking, it still dawn on me, why push the envelope? Why go to the limits of “open interpretation” where one could already be in danger of having gone over the boundary? With that, I can only say, sometimes, our wounds are self-inflicted!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36KOOQUYNUZQ3HLG7ZEHXUKARI Coleen

  • bahaykubo1015

    Baka inggit lang ang mga sisters….kung gusto nila di magbikini din sila di ba????

  • keyboard torres

    anu po facebook nya?

  • Ryan Noveno

    Magaling! gusto ko po sana malaman saan nakasaad sa doktrino ng ating mahal na simbahan na  ang kanilang argumento ay naayon sa mga patakaran at pagtuturo ng simbahan at ng Diyos. gusto ko rin po sana malaman ang lohika sa likod ng na ang pag-suot ng bikini ay nangangahulugan na ang babae ay imoral at hindi po Kristiyano at dapat tanggalin ang karapatan mag-martsa sa entablado.

    at gusto ko rin po malaman kung talaga sila ay Katoliko, bakit po kailangan nila magtaas ng matrikula habang ang mga kababayan natin ay patuloy na naghihirap at ang kabataan ay pinagdadamutan ng pagkakataon na mag-aral at maging mabuting tao?

    Hindi po ba may masmahalaga sila dapat palaganapin tulad ng mensahe ni Hesus ng pagmamahal. Mukhang naiwan ang paaralan na ito sa diskurso na kung dati ang layunin ng simbahan at ang mga kasapi nito ay maging ahente ng Ebanghelyo at palaganapin ang kanilang relihiyon, pero ngayon, masasabi ang diskurso na nais ipabatid ng simbahan ay kung bakit hindi na po tinuturing na “tao” ang mga “tao, bakit hindi na po natin nakikita na tayo ay mga Anak ng Diyos, bakit hindi na po kaya ng ating lipunan na maging makatao.

    Medyo gasgas na ang argumento na “kung wala kayong pera, maghanap kayo ng ibang paglilipatan”. Hindi po Kristiyano ang ganitong tugon. Tugon iyan ng nais lang magpayaman gamit ang pananampalataya.

  • barangayboso

    Parents naturally would like to see their graduating son/daughter part of the ceremony on the stage.

    School authorities likewise would like their students to adhere to the protocols..

    Hindi ba pwedeng maayos na lang yan within the school level??  If the family went for an outing and pictures were taken in a bikini, cmon, its common..

    People should learn to distinguish Internet Pages/Blogs that are malicious from that of Webpages that are there just because people are proud of themselves..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    I really cannot understand the mindset of the Catholic clergy. It tolerates the child abuses and even the rapes committed by its priests and bishops and yet it sanctions a girl wearing bikini perhaps beside the pool or at the beach?  

    • I_kabod

      ooops busina naman dyan kabayan. isolated cases naman yun sins of the church, hindi nangyayari palagi. maski ibang relihiyon o sekta nangyayari din yun :)

      • Guest

        that’s not the point. the point is that the church as an institution tends to cover up these isolated cases and refuses to enact systematic change to insure they don’t happen again. having a pedophile priest is not the church’s fault – not doing anything about it is.

      • I_kabod

        agree re: church not enforcing (or lacking thereof) its rules and proper sanctions to erring clergies. but i believe the article is about the STC’s decision towards the student and STC happens to be a catholic school. best to stay within the topic and avoid unnecessary comments that may lead to a holier than thou comments and thus, becoming a religion bashing thread.

      • Guest

        just responding to your rather offhand dismissal of the clergy’s crimes. but yes, STC is not representative of the catholic church. 

      • I_kabod

        no worries. just dont want this to be another a religion deathmatch arena or something hehe have a nice day!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TABVTGXMUZY6EFTEUEDZCWHVHY Karen Ramos

        That is totally unrelated to this case. Just because some members of the clergy failed to enact their faith and duties properly does not demean the right and authority of other members of the church to uphold their own beliefs.

      • Guest

        though i do think failing to coral their own calls the church’s credibility and integrity into question – if you read the thread, my comment was in response to an earlier note that (for me) seemed to waive away clergy misdeeds as ‘something that happens to every religious group.’ it was not in connection to the stc case. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juan-De-La-Cruz/100001204764208 Juan De La Cruz

        apologetics gonna apologize instead of reading the Case Material and the Court Documents of the Rape and Molestation Cases (clearly didn’t read the NUMBER of victims: over 100,000 if you combine Ireland, Germany, Beligium and US cases: over a thousand children cases in Alaska; the priest molested and raped an entire inuit Village’s children and their sick systematically). Its a Classic Organizational Breakdown and Failure according any MBA standard: Unaccountable, Lack of Transparency, Poor communication on the ground agents, No severe Punishments to reinforce the severity and gravity of the Crime (sending priests away for rape and child molestation is not as harsh as Gov’t punishment of life imprisonment and the Prison Rape that awaits such criminals). This is Organizational Science 101, any organization with these traits are doomed to system dysfunction. 

  • I_kabod

    ang dami dami nito sa FAD! hehehe

  • bitoypalaboy

    Banal na aso..Santong kabayo.. natatawa ako… sa yo..♪♫

  • http://twitter.com/xWijaxJunx ウィジャ・E・福山

    Philippines = the NEXT Saudi Arabia.
    lol, good luck.

  • 4kingdaddy

    are the nuns still wearing the old traditional habits worn from yester years that shows nothing but their faces and hands, or the modern day habits that shows their legs and hair?…and do they apply a little of make-ups on their faces?….would it be considered coming of age?….just curious… 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3Z24SBM2JYTJKTB75MI2CACWA Dulz Zweimann

     It’s the Institution’s
    objective to uphold morals and teach the Christian graces of
    Womanhood..The circumstances surrounding it are the things to moot. STC
    Cebu is also my Alma Mater. But you see, I learned about the world in
    the Martial law years, and commend STC for showing me the difference…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3Z24SBM2JYTJKTB75MI2CACWA Dulz Zweimann

     Times and the measure of
    Morality change. Institutions that uphold decency and good breeding
    BALANCE our Society which sometimes is on the brink of chaos and moral
    decadence…

  • Delights

    The following is my response to a comment by Dandi much earlier. I am trying to post it here (in 6 parts/posts) because for some reasons beyond my comprehension, the moderator kept on blocking this. Please help me understand what is wrong with this, if any. Or is it just the moderator?

    • pulungdagal

       the least the moderator(s) could do is to point out what he/she thinks is an offending word or phrase  being the reason why a comment doesn’t get approval so that the poster refrains from utilizing the infracting phrase or word again, saving time and energy on both sides.

  • Delights

    In response to Dandi:

    I thought I have explained enough in this regard earlier. Please read it if you will. While the school may influence what it believes as moral uprightness upon the student’s character it can never dictate/force the same because doing so will violate the basic constitutional right of the person of the freedom to wear what he/she likes. The graduation ceremonies being a school event does not exempt the school from abiding with the law of the land. The student is paying her tuition and has worked hard and passed all academic requirements and she deserves to march for her graduation. Besides think about this: is the girl going to wear bikini while marching? She was wearing this at a beach with her family and she was not doing anything illegal or immoral per se. As a reasonable person I assume that the picture was posted in Fb to share with her friends with no malice and that she did not do so thinking that she would be spreading immorality to the world.

  • Delights

    If the one wearing it is doing so with no malice or sin in her heart then it is not immoral. It is immoral for people to oogle her with malice and lu st in their hearts.

  • Delights

    Be open to other culture also. Many countries that have Christian populations are accustomed to wearing clothings like bikinis and they have no malice about it. Don’t be too narrow-minded: the real character is found inside your heart, the outside appearance may or may not coincide with what is in your heart. Let us not be hypocrites. God hates this so much.

    • http://twitter.com/dashybites Dandi

      I don’t think anyone is saying that the young girl “sinned” by wearing a bikini. In fact, I don’t think it’s a sin at all. What’s clear is that she violated the school’s rules, and the school decided to give a sanction. Perhaps we should also try and see the POV of the administrators — the girl’s formators, along with her parents. I don’t think they get any pleasure out of asking her not to march, because it also shows that they were not quite successful at imparting the values that the school wished to impart. The girl will still get her diploma, she can still go to college, she will have the life she will make for herself, but not marching is the consequence of her actions. The school did not punish her for wearing the bikini, she’s being punished for posting the photos. Now whatever the circumstances involved, I’m sure the school did their own investigation and that their decision is based on whatever they got out of it. The administrators, the school, her teachers, these hard working individuals who are being called names in the comments, get nothing out of this decision. They are merely doing what their professional conscience dictates.

      • Delights

        Dandi, please refer to my previous posts because all of your points above were already answered by those comments point by point. Now, if you still don’t agree with other people’s principles and views then just leave it at that. God judges, not me, not you, nor those nuns or priests, nor anybody else. We all are going to be judged by only One Just God at the appointed time.

  • Delights

    Please read my 6 successive comments from bottom upwards. I had to break down my comment because for weird reasons the moderator kept on blocking it even if there are obviously nothing offensive in my comment. I have now a hint though: when I posted the 4th part of this comment it was only accepted when I put a space to break the word and make it appear as “lu st”. Weird, isn’t it?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGV72JWIAVB4J37OXIHHFTS6TM Ako

    If you want to call yourself Catholic, but you want to pick and choose for yourself which of the Church’s teachings to accept and which to reject, you give everyone else who calls themselves Catholic the right to do the same thing.

    For example, you believe women should be priests…in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1577 states, “Only a baptized man validly receives ordination…For this reason the ordination of women is not possible!” You don’t believe that…well, that’s fine… just tear that page out of your Catechism…you just made it a Catechism of your own Catholic Church…not mine.

    But remember, if you can throw doctrines out, so can everyone else who calls themselves Catholic. That gives Juan Parishioner over at SanDayong Catholic Church the right to throw out the Church’s social justice teachings…he doesn’t feel like feeding the hungry, caring for the poor, and all that other “bleeding heart” stuff – Paragraphs 2401 -2463.. fine, just tear that page out…he just made it a Catechism of his Catholic Church…not mine and not yours.

    You believe contraception and the RH bill is okay? Paragraph 2370 says contraception is intrinsically evil! Well you can also tear that page out!

    Juan Parishioner doesn’t like what the Church teaches on the death penalty – Paragraphs 2266-2267 well you can rip that page too. You don’t like what it teaches on pages 55-60, just delete it!

    Can you see what’s happening?

    I heard it said once that there is a shortage of vocations to the priesthood, but no shortage of those wanting to be a Pope and make their own church!

    If we don’t believe in all of it, if we each appoint ourselves Pope and throw out a doctrine here or a doctrine there, then our faith is no longer Catholic.

    If you call yourself a Catholic and studying in a Catholic school, then you must follow what it teaches.

    Nobody forced this kid or her mom to enroll in this Catholic school.

    So if you think our system of belief or moral decency is out of place in this “Modern World”, you are within your right to form your own group and have a merry way out.

    • Guest

      On the contrary, Catechism 3, Article 6, states that while we must work to inform our conscience: “1800 A human being must always obey the certain judgment of HIS conscience.” — and not necessarily the church. 

      The Catholic Church is inherently OPPOSED to following for the simple sake of blind obedience, because it recognizes that it IS fallible. While it provides guidance, you will never be morally wrong if you are following your conscience and you have made every effort to inform said conscience of church teachings.
      I mean, the church only officially upheld the immorality of slavery after laws were already passed against it. The pope has even been quoted as saying that condoms can be the lesser evil. Our faith is not a static one. There is room for well-intentioned dissent. Our church recognizes that blind faith is dangerous, lazy and irresponsible. And the church is not above apologizing for when it’s been wrong, if you look it up. That said, STC =/= Catholic Church so let’s move on before we start debating the RH Bill. :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGV72JWIAVB4J37OXIHHFTS6TM Ako

        Conscience, is like a pointed triangle spinning within your heart every time you commit infractions.

        Remember the time when you think white lies were ok, but how you sweat and trembled over it. As the triangle spins, the sharpness fades and in time it becomes dull. In due time, you no longer feel the pain, though the triangle spins at an incredible RPM.

        So how can one in good conscience violate not one but several school rules and regulations and even had the audacity to post such actions online and expect to be patted in the shoulders and with the remark “good girl, keep up your good work, you are truly a product of STC”.

        This is not a question of blind faith. The rules and regulations were not for some whimsical test for the modern times but the what is right and proper behavior and moral decency for all times.

        Apparently, the girl’s conscience here, as the Judge, was found wanting.

    • Delights

      Hi, Ako! If you are referring to my comments below then you are barking on the wrong tree! Read carefully my comments again. Where did you see that I claimed to be a catholic? I did say I am a Christian (which is not exactly the same as a Catholic). I am not sinless (nobody is, that is why we all need God’s grace) but I also strive to follow ALL Gods commandments by His grace. That is contrary to what you are trying to imply that I am selective of God’s commandments to follow.

      And by the way, I am relying on the Bible which is the Word of God, not on the catechism of the Catholic church or other religions’ books. No offense to you and to other Catholics as I respect (but not espouse) other faiths and religions, I am just pointing out how one might be able to follow God but avoid violating the law of the land/constitution. Be aware that God allows (though not necessarily approve all) earthly governments and authorities to exist to govern the people – even the evil rulers. He is in control and has plans for them too. Jesus himself as a man here on earth respected and acknowledged (although as the Son of God, did not bow down to) the earthly kings. He even said “Give unto Caesar what is of Caesar and give unto the God what belongs to God”, referring to taxes to the king and tighes to God, respectively.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGV72JWIAVB4J37OXIHHFTS6TM Ako

         Brad Delight, we have our views on religion and life. the above statement is my view.

        As you can see, I did not reply to your thread. That is my view in the strictest meaning of the word.

        A Moral Wrong can never be a Civil Right. All civil laws, emanated from moral laws, respective of what your belief system may be.

        By the way, while I also respect your faith and urge you to grow and live by it, you may have to brush up on your history, as such (scriptures versus traditions) being used and rehashed and abuse by those who would just oppose my Faith for reasons only they know.

        The Catholic
        Church has as its sole rule of faith, the entire Word of God, as it is
        found in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.

        All of the Word of God was at one time passed on orally…Sacred
        Tradition.

        Eventually, some of Sacred Tradition was written down…this
        became Sacred Scripture, which is written tradition.

        However, Scripture
        itself tells us that not all of the things that Jesus said and did were
        written down. And listen to what Paul says about “tradition”:

        2 Thes 2:15, “So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.”

        Traditions taught by word of mouth, in other words, oral tradition, and traditions taught by letter. Traditions which they are being told to “stand firm and hold to”. Sacred Scripture.

        1 Cor 11:2, “I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions
        even as I have delivered them to you.” The Corinthians are being
        commended by Paul because they maintain the traditions that he passed on
        to them. Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.

        2 Tim 2:2: “and what you have heard from me before many witnesses
        entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” What we
        have here in 2 Timothy is an instance, in Scripture, of Paul commanding the passing on of oral tradition.

        1 Thes 2:13, “And we also thank God constantly for this, that when
        you received the Word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it
        not as the word of men but as what it really is, the Word of God, which
        is at work in you believers.”

        So, they received as the Word of God that
        which they heard, not simply that which they read in Scripture.

        In other words, the Bible clearly supports the Catholic Church’s
        teaching that the Word of God is contained in both Sacred Scripture and
        Sacred Tradition.

      • Delights

        Ako, it’s enough that you said that you were not referring to my comment earlier. (As you might have observed, this feedback system is not completely bug-free. Sometimes one’s comment/reply to a thread ends up outside of the thread he/she has responded to). Your thread looked like a response to my own thread so that is why I said “If you are referring to my comments…”

        Now, on your latest comments above I can sure find a number of points that I don’t believe are the truth, basing solely on the Word of God. Consider this, for example, in John 1:1-5: “1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.”

        Ako, according to this verse the Word is God Himself, and God is the Word! Isn’t your God (Who is the Word) absolutely complete and the source of ALL? If so, what has tradition got something to do with God’s commandments? Of course, tradition is mentioned in the Bible but one should not take it out of context. Traditions were established by men NOT by God. God established His commandments and He has these covenants (i.e. Old and New Testaments) with His people based on these commandments, not based on men’s traditions! Now I will end my comment here in this regard as I do not wish to argue further about things concerning your faith and mine. The Word of God is to be spiritully discerned and not to be interpreted by men. Let’s leave it at that.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V2JTGAXYDMVDRGQPJLEZNNAKRQ Doc Jojo

        Huh? I am just a simple Christian (Catholic) but as I understood the verses you quoted (John 1:1-5) The Word/The Word of God is Jesus Christ himself and not the Sacred Scriptures/Holy Bible. Two very distinct entities and one does not equal the other. As far as I know, based on history, the Sacred Scriptures we now have were initially oral traditions that were handed down over generations and were later put into writings and these different writings were then selected by the Church and compiled together to form the Sacred Scriptures we know today…. to put it simply. Ergo, the Sacred Scriptures we know today is not the same Word Of God mentioned in John 1:1-5…..

      • Delights

        Huh? “As far as you know, based on history…” ??? Iho, please read your Bible carefully and prayerfully even just the first few chapters of Genesis (the first book) and reflect on it. See if what you will find out in there conforms to the knowledge you think you have so far. No need to argue with you, I don’t have time for that.

        However, if you truly seek the truth that is from God, not from me or from anybody else, nor from your history(?), then study the Word of God (Bible) and find out for yourself whether or not the Word of God Whom you already acknowledged as Jesus Christ Himself, is also the Bible (and by the “Bible”, I’m not referring to the physical/material aspect of the book but to the Living Word or Spirit that is written in that book). In the Bible, also try to find out the source of the Sacred Scriptures (as you call them) whether they originated from traditions (as you said you know) or they are commandments of God that He revealed through the Holy Spirit to the writers of the books comprising the Bible. Lastly, find out in the Bible whether the scriptures are always the same yesterday, today and tomorrow or they are now different than in the past. God bless, Doc Jojo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Dean-Basa/100000599944752 Richard Dean Basa

      This is non sequitur. The case in point is about the school’s meddling in an individual’s right to privacy. It doesn’t matter whether the school is Catholic or not. That is beside the point. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGV72JWIAVB4J37OXIHHFTS6TM Ako

        Just try to read the comments on the previous threads. and you will see how the Church was dragged into this, thus invalidating your latin phrase. Damnant quod non intellegunt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oca.gomez Oscar Gomez Jr.

    Eh si Mussolini pala ang principal!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGV72JWIAVB4J37OXIHHFTS6TM Ako

    This issue is a simple one.

    1. The kid and mom wants to be enrolled in STC.

    2. The school agreed but on the condition that aside from educational commitment, the kid must also abide with the school’s rules and regulations.

    3. The kid and mom, knows how strict the school in the enforcement of the said rules and regulations.

    4. The kid and mom, by way of signing the enrollment form, agrees with the said agreement.

    5. The kid screwed up and violated the said agreement.

    6. The violation carries with it the penalty of expulsion.

    7. The school decided not to expel the kid, and let her graduate but as punishment, she cannot attend the graduation rites.

    Now, some people are calling the school and even their belief, as outdated and shameful and calling it a bully. And others are dragging even the Church into their arguments.

    Nobody forced the kid or anybody in this forum to follow the belief of the school or the Church but that does not give you the right based on civil law or moral law to debase or throw insults at someone’s belief.

    For those who feel against this otherwise for the sake of your “freedom of speech” try shouting at your FB, the same insults to those who follow the ways of Koran. I heard their culture of women clothes is even more strict than that of STC.

    Do that and indeed you are an impartial critic.
    Don’t do that, then you are just one of those very brave “DOTA keyboard warriors”.

    Bottom line, the kid screwed up, hence she is punished. Welcome to the real world kiddo! 

     

    • Guest

      The school is in the Philippines and is governed by its laws. Therefore, the child has the right to complain, and the Department of Education can exercise its authority to review a grave sanction. NO contract or agreement between private parties supersedes the law of the land. EX: If you sign a contract allowing me to kill you, I can still be charged with murder.
      And just because you don’t keep a running commentary on every issue doesn’t mean you’re not impartial. That argument makes no sense. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGV72JWIAVB4J37OXIHHFTS6TM Ako

        Ironic, that you are citing legal provisions yet, obviously you do not know your Law. Then you even include a fallacious agrumentation on a contract to kill.

        Please do not flaunt your ignorance online.

        The Supreme Court has a line of cases wherein issues such as this finds no merit using your justifications, but then again, you are just one of those who gleefully cite any law just to prove your contention.

        And that my dear, makes your argument senseless.

      • Delights

        I think you are too literal in your understanding of what Girl_Saturday is pointing out. To make sense of it, in case it baffles you, perhaps this will help and I will try to make it simple: You cannot supersede the constitution or the law of the land with your own (or the school’s rules and policies) that will be in violation of the law. That is the truth as long as you are living on this earth and residing in a country governed by laws, and despite of what you think is morally upright to you. Note: one’s standard of moral uprightness is not necessarily the same as that of another one. But all people are under the law of the land and the law of the land exempts no one. Hope this helps.

      • Guest

        So aside from insulting me, do you have an actual argument? Do you even know what a fallacy is?
        Anyway, dear, here’s article 1306 of contract Law: “The contracting parties may establish such stipulations, clauses, terms and conditions as they may deem convenient, provided they are not contrary to law, morals, good customs, public order, or public policy.” :-)

    • innuendo30

      What exactly among those you listed was the simple issue you’re talking about? 

      Nevertheless, I have some issues that might enlighten you on the subject.

      1. Whether or not the photos were to be considered “obscene”.
      2. Whether or not the punishment was unjust.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGV72JWIAVB4J37OXIHHFTS6TM Ako

        Simply stated as above. reread it and the news article for a more thorough grasp for better comprehension.

        For your talking points,

        1. Obscenity as the law provides depends upon the community’s definition. In this issue, the community would be the school definition in reference to its rules and regulations. see news article as stated.

        2. Expulsion or Graduation via behind the draped wall, which do you think is more  unjust?

        Anyone can just about do anything, whether decent or otherwise, but not everyone can just about enroll in any academic institution and deliberately violate its rules and expect not to have any consequences or even have the audacity to claim that such rules and regulations violated their right.

      • adikaios

        Right. So we deem Mideo Cruz’s sacrilegious artwork as debatable, whereareas, a student wearing a bikini at a family-related outing as outright obscene. The law does not only protect us from outright violations, but also from excessive restrictions that undermine immutable human rights. In this case, one can argue, let’s say freedom of expression.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TABVTGXMUZY6EFTEUEDZCWHVHY Karen Ramos

    This issue is being sensationalized because the headline itself is focusing on the “bikini photo” violation alone. The girl apparently violated 5 rules in the student handbook, including “smoking and drinking in public places”. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Dean-Basa/100000599944752 Richard Dean Basa

      The school’s authority should only be within campus. The only exception here is if the student was in uniform during the violation. The guidelines of the school shouldn’t be taken as the law of the land otherwise it would violate the student’s rights. The individual’s right to privacy supersedes the school’s rules and regulation. Any by-laws by a private group or institution cannot supersede the constitution or law of the land. Clearly, the school was in violation of the individual’s right to privacy.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGV72JWIAVB4J37OXIHHFTS6TM Ako

        While persons have individual rights, academic institutions also have rights.

        And such hallowed Rights, supreme as they may be, they can be waived at times as per agreement between parties.

        Certain aspect of the person’s right were waived upon enrollment as they choose freely to be in that academic institution.

        And if the student does not abide or feels that the said curtailment of certain aspect of their rights as a consequence of such enrollment, then as freely they entered, they are also free to go somewhere else.

      • innuendo30

        You should not dwell on issues that are not material to the case on hand. They might just be used as supporting statements in you argument.

        What is more important to discuss rests on the issues onWhether or not the photos were obscene andWhether or not the punishment was unjust. That’s it. You can debate all day long about the parties’ rights but it will never completely resolve the case. You might want to reconsider the list of issues you made because they cannot be considered as material or relevant to the case.  Are you sure you are not one of those ”who gleefully cite any law just to prove your contention.”

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGV72JWIAVB4J37OXIHHFTS6TM Ako

        On the contrary, those are vital issues as pointed by RDB and being clarified and opined in some sense. Not some mindless citing of any law.

        While you on the other hand, would like to act only on one aspect of the issue. I would suggest you read beyond the BIKINI word to understand more of the news article.

      • innuendo30

        Among the rules allegedly violated were: l. possession of alcoholic drinks outside the school campus 2. engaging in immoral, indecent, obscene or lewd acts 3. smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages in public places 4. apparel that exposes underwear and 5. posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure <– were your referring to this? have you noticed the words, "OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL CAMPUS", "IN PUBLIC PLACES" do the violations that contained these words also fall under the supervision of the school? because if these were to be thrown out of the window, the only issues left would be about the BIKINI word. :)hhmm… you might want to reexamine your ability to spot details. oh look, this might be a good exercise. dont you think? 

      • Delights

        I believe there is something wrong with you, Ako! It was already pointed out to you several times, including by me, that the constitution or the law of the land cannot be superseded by any rules or policies created by any institution or individual. Despite of what you think is morally upright, a rule or policy if in violation of the law is illegal – that’s it! And where did you get the idea that the contitutional “rights, supreme as they may be, can be waived at times as per agreement between parties”? I do not wish to insult you in this regard but please don’t try to pass things that are not the truth as if they are the truth! If you do, it will easily reveal your ignorance.

        While I agree 100% about instilling Godly and morally upright values to the students, you should never coerce them into submission, especially if it violates their rights. God teaches and preaches but He will never force one to believe in Him. Judgment day by our Creator, the Ultimate Judge, will surely come for all of us. Until then wait upon the Lord and don’t try to do the job yourself. Hope it now clarifies things to you.

    • fabuchachi

      [profanity]   So what is wrong for a wearing a bikini in a birthday party. What gives the right to invade her privacy?

      • MyCountryMyLove

        It does not make it private anymore when you post to Facebook. Nobody is invading anybody’s privacy here.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

    this is the first school i’ve heard of that prohibits it’s students from drinking alcohol  or smoking outside campus. They seem to have more authority than the legal guardians. :|

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6R2QAY7UWNJMTCRTED3JZXPIA Joey

    Facebook accounts are NOT within the premise of any school’s authority.  these are supposed to be PERSONAL accounts, allowed to be seen only by people the account owner actually gives permission to.  but by this definition, people should also be very careful about what they post on FB about themselves and who they give access to their accounts because one can never know for sure how people are going to use information they get their hands onto.

    my understanding is that the event during which the photos were taken was a family event. maybe it was held in a relatively public place, but i am led to believe that everything that took place was under the supervision of the the child’s parents.  this being said, i honestly don’t believe that the school has a right to to impose its will as to how a student should have behaved during a family event.  the only exception to this principle is if there is proof that a criminal activity such as child abuse or prostitution was going on during said family events.  last time i heard, wearing a bikini during a family outing is perfectly legal in the philippines and definitely not immoral by itself.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MYSV36GGQ44VTCTNICYWDKSE5Q Dipaloloko

      Personal? Has someone created an FB account just to talk or relate with himself exclusively?  whoahahaha!!!   Facebook is a SOCIAL networking site!  di pa ba obvious sa ýo yan? whoaaaaaahahahahaha!!!!    

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V2JTGAXYDMVDRGQPJLEZNNAKRQ Doc Jojo

    The school, Saint Theresa’s College in Cebu, clearly stepped out of its bound even for a private Catholic school. I came from a another private catholic school (Paco Catholic School in Manila)and girls wearing bikinis in private family outing was never a problem.

    • MyCountryMyLove

      I think the bikini is not the real issue here. The fact that the minor is holding a cigarette and liquor, as alleged, aggravate the issue. Moreover, the posting in facebook of this “rebel” picture/s adds insult to injury.

      A catholic school, more so exclusive girl school, has the right to have their own disciplinary process. The main issue here is what appropriate penalty/penalties should be imposed. Maybe the school should not put too much weight in punishing the student harshly.

      They should also consider the traumatic side the child will experience here.
      And for the parents, they should have a proper explanation for this in case the school request them to. On the other hand, maybe the parents are to be blamed too.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MYSV36GGQ44VTCTNICYWDKSE5Q Dipaloloko

      Why compare Paco Catholic School with STC-Cebu?  …you have same policies/set of rules stipulated in the School Manual of Discipline?  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ITE4Z5BIUZYXI5S7Q2AKDYOM5I Budoy

    wow!  ipokrita pa din ang ibang exclusive schools being ran by nuns.  noong araw pa kayo OA sa mga patakaran nyo.  ang dami ngang estudyante nyo ang pokpok at nagbibilad ng huband na katawan.  eto sa facebook lang na naka bikini pinapakialaman nyo.  baka naman most of the time e nag facebook lang kayo.  nainggit dahil di kayo makapag suot?  kaya I will never let my children study in schools ran by nuns.  buset

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MYSV36GGQ44VTCTNICYWDKSE5Q Dipaloloko

      If parents of that girl think the way you do: of not allowing their children go to school ran by nuns – this problem/issue/news would be non-existent. With this kind of argument, the blame rests on the parents. hehehe!  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pusang-Adik/100000142340977 Pusang Adik

      ok..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PLLXYREEEFVAVQZZVCLIXVZNDU Mellow

    bata bata pa pk pk na! hahaha mga cebuano talaga, baka naghahanap ng boyfrend na amerikano! hahaha hayaan nyo na yan jan kumikita ang mga taga cebu and mindanao sa pag post sa fb ng lewd photo para makaakit ng kano. hahaha. pk pk

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

      Wag namang ganyan…pangit mga sinsabi mo!

    • telai

      Bogo ka Mellow? hahahah

    • mrcrabdribble

      and one person liked your discriminatory and almost racist post. him and you are both idiots.

    • Guest

      People like you make this world unsafe. You have a lewd mind, and instead of correcting your own misconceptions, you insist that others refrain from innocent actions lest you interpret it maliciously.
      A girl in a swimsuit is just a girl in a swimsuit. You’re the one giving it a lewd and filthy interpretation.

  • nalasnaville

    bago tayo humusga tingnan muna ang ibang ginawa ng bata, umiinom ng alak, naninigarilyo. kung ayaw mong sumunod sa patakaran ng eskwelahan e di umalis ka!!!

  • simondj

    facebook pala,,, anong pakialam ng eskwelahan doon? kung dinikit niya sa wall ng eskul baka pwede pang kasuhan.

    • MyCountryMyLove

      Kung ikaw ay isang ama/tatay at gusto mo na may konting kaayusan sa pamilya mo, una mong aayusin ang ugali ng mga anak mo di ba? Kasi magmula ng sila’y isilang ikaw ang kanilang gabay. 

      Ganun din ang eskwelahan, gabay sa mga bata. Maaring nagkulang din ang mga magulang sa paggabay sa kanilang mga anak dito.

  • Guest

    I would suggest you read up on theology or even what I just posted. A truly informed conscience cannot be found wanting. And a third party has no say on what another person’s conscience can or cannot lead them to do. You cannot TELL someone else that they violated their own conscience, which is what you’re doing. 
    And yes, your entire diatribe about how one cannot disagree with any stand of the Church and still be called a Catholic is an endorsement of blind faith. And again, Catholicism is inherently opposed to blind faith.   

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2KXMCS7AZLGGKHOK6OAJP4G5S4 limel33t

      the most sensible comment i have ever read

  • galnxdoor

    Get a life, STC Cebu.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MYSV36GGQ44VTCTNICYWDKSE5Q Dipaloloko

      you, too.

  • tumbokin

    House rules of STC should previal …
    ergo
    If you cant stand the heat stay out of the kitchen!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VIDRGDL5LEYMZ63RTCYN575OFY Jessebelle Barrera

    that’s absurd!!!

  • http://twitter.com/marieyot y~

    It’s all simple before everyone here read everything else into it. The school has rules. The kid was caught violating it. We can argue with nuances all day long, and we will never find a common ground, except the fact that, again, the school had rules, the kid was CAUGHT violating it.

    As with all crimes everywhere, it’s only a crime if you got caught. Who cares what all of you are pontificating about individual rights and hypocrisy and such. The school does NOT prohibit wearing bikinis on the beach. It prohibits drawing undue attention, which is what the kid did by posting the pictures online.

    And the school is acting in the kid’s best interests here, whether they recognize it or not. Too many children have posted their pictures online, only to be stolen and sold to pornographic websites. We can argue about intent and malice all day, and I’m sure the kid did not post it as a means of seducing anyone. But the point still remains that the photo could have fallen into the wrong hands.

    This is proven by some of the comments below that are demanding posting the kid’s picture online. And the judge asking for the photo… that strikes me as downright creepy.

    • reddfrog

       It’s a photo of a girl in a bikini. Who cares? A deviant would simply go to the beach to see girls in bikini “live”. This is simply a stupid rule by a dinosaur school.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        The school definitely CARES!!
        That is why she is being punished.
        A rule is a rule even how stupid it is.
        If it is that stupid then it is the parents fault to enroll their child into an stupid school. But since she is enrolled in that stupid school, she is still bound by its stupid rules and policy. 

      • reddfrog

         I do not agree that the school cares. It’s more like those nuns going on a power-trip. That aside. What is really alarming is how such kind of thinking still exists, in school even, where creativity, confidence and self-expression are supposed to be encouraged – not mindless obedience (unless you want your students to become factory workers or maids).

        Your other points I agree. But at least the parents have the balls to protest.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        Yes it still exist. Thankfully!
        For me, I don’t want my children to grow up with a weak foundation… liberated as they are now… with a false sense of independence… They are called MINORS for a good reason. These are their foundation years, might as well instill them with the correct thoughts. 

        The parents and the lawyers are the one giving the wrong impression to this youth. They are the one planting the seeds of hatred to them. They are supporting the notion that even you committed a mistake, you should still fight. Bad example to the youth.

        If the parent just open up their mind and acknowledge that their child committed a mistake, which apparently she did, then explain it properly to their child why she is being punished then it would be a different outcome. But of course, as a parent it is difficult for us to swallow this. 
         

  • muddygoose

    Dahil dito maiisip ng bata na isa siyang tunay na deviant at tuloy tuloy na ang kanyang pagiging drug addict, etc… Sus ko po, ano ba ang lewd sa pagbibikini, damit lang yun na dapat suotin kapag lumalangoy!

    • reddfrog

       They expect her to wear a gown on the beach.

  • Ellen Eslao

    getting a D grade for personality seems to insinuate to readers what kind of behavior she has. this is bordering on the negative extremes already. but had the incident happened not on the school period of graduation, will the school still uphold its penalty as such? whatever it may be, my opinion is that the school has the right to sanction offenders of its policies especially when they have been agreed upon in the first place. every school has its own policies, just differs on strictness but they are still policies. more importantly, the girl is still a minor. she has but no choice to submit to what ‘elders’ tell her to do or how to behave. if she’s out of her minor stage in life, she can do whatever she wants for it will fall on her the responsibility for herself.

    • Guest

      It’s an ignorant, harmful policy though, and it would be unCatholic of me not to protest it. 

  • http://twitter.com/iluvartistskD bubbly KD

    i believe that we really cannot judge why? it’s because there are 2 sides of the coin, we really don’t know the other side of the story.. Everyone creates mistakes once,twice or more in his/her life. I think EVERYONE does break the rules sometimes. We aren’t perfect you know.. However we must take this as a life lesson that we must never go beyond the limits… Just my opinion guys :)

    • reddfrog

       This is a story of how a dinosaur school run by close-minded people are trying to foist Victorian thinking on their students and expect them to compete in the 21st century. Such backwardness is really pathetic. Then again, with such so-called “training and education”,  students of STC can become really good factory workers and maids.

      • http://twitter.com/sunroot_ Bridge St. James

        or at the very least, call center agents.

  • Ilonggo2011

    It applies to all…We have to follow the law…that’s it…yan ang mahirap sa atin mga pilipino…may dapat sundin na batas….ang dami pang sinasabi…PRIDE…yan lang yan…

    • http://twitter.com/FleebyBoy Poe’s Law

      Anong kinalaman ng pride sa sanction na di isasama yung estudyante sa commencement exercise dahil may picture siya na naka swimming attire sa isang family function? Siguro nga tanggalin na lang niya ang pride niya at magswimming na naka pantalon.

      • Ilonggo2011

        Kung di ka marunong sumonod sa rules dapat handa ka sa consequences…this is not about kung pantalon man o gown ang e suot nya…this is about following the rules of the school…saan papasok ang pride??? di ba obvious??? di sila makakasama sa graduation kaya napahiya…ngayon reklamo…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    Given the choice of your own freewill.Be what you can be,as free as a bee.But for some youngters like 16 years old in a hurry to be matured needs guidance from school or from parents as early as they could to prevent them from getting worse like exotic to nudity of some sort.She’s vulnerable to anything that can happen even with-out the full awareness of herself.Because evil spirit are real and they can co-exist…

    • http://twitter.com/FleebyBoy Poe’s Law

      I bet it is an evil spirit that led you to comment here without reading the article.

      • mrcrabdribble

        lol

  • tabalu

    sana next time mag pantalon at jacket kung mag-su-swimming. 

  • mrcrabdribble

    pwede namang community service na lang ang parusa or anything to teach her a lesson for breaking the school’s rules. taking away her right to attend the graduation ceremonies is ridiculous. tama sila, it can be traumatic to a young girl and even breed hatred.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

      children nowadays are so pampered that we are breeding immaturity in them.
      its just plain simple… you brake a rule, your punished.
      we must instill these thought to the next generation so they will grow correctly.
       

      • mrcrabdribble

        sinabi ko bang wag parusahan? sabi ko nga community service – paglinisin ng lansangan, tumulong sa public hospital, or anything that can really teach her a lesson. but her graduating is a product of her hard work in school. she earned it. she deserves to be there with her friends and classmates to celebrate the four years together with them. someday she can look back to it. taking all that away from a young girl is too much, too harsh.

        ang galing mo magsalita, kung sa anak mo kaya mangyari yan?

      • reddfrog

         I wouldn’t punish her. I’d rather see those dinosaurs retired. They belong to the 18th century.

      • mrcrabdribble

        well, she did BRAKE a written rule… YOUR right though, some people do overreact about these things.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        Well the parents should have thought about that and talk to the school instead of filing a case in court and making a big news about it.  

        Yes, I agree. It is difficult for us parents.

      • reddfrog

         Yes, by making them obey everything, no matter how mindless or stupid. In fact, let’s just lobotomize all of them — we don’t want them to start thinking for themselves now would we? That would be a disaster.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        for a MINOR.. yes.. they still really don’t know what is stupid or not at their age.

      • Keandre Espina

        i see you’ve underestimated the intelligence of what you call “minors” most of them know as much as adults and some know better than adults. being a minor is just a title given to better distinguish two groups in society. being a minor does not mean that you don’t know you’re too dumb to know what is stupid or not. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        That is what the MINOR nowadays think, that they know better than the adults, that they know everything. But truth is, they don’t.  

         

      • bahaykubo1015

        How about you Rose as an adult…..Are you sure  you know what is stupid or not at your present age??? Or you just think you know better than the others. But truth is you don’t… 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        I have my own set of beliefs and values… Each people have their own…  What I think is wrong, maybe is right to you. Anyway it is up to you how you want to raise your children.

      • mrcrabdribble

        also, the words are BREAK, not brake, and YOU’RE, not your.

      • reddfrog

         Baka naman galing STC. At least she wears a gown to the beach. hehe.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MYSV36GGQ44VTCTNICYWDKSE5Q Dipaloloko

        korek ka dyan!  kung bawal at may parusa ang mag-gown sa pag-swimming sa pool – simple! parusahan!  The point is, breaking rules have consequences!

        btw, kaya bawal ang magsuot ng gown sa pool: unsafe + masisira yung filter ng pool sa dami ng fibers na babara. hehehehe!   

      • http://twitter.com/sunroot_ Bridge St. James

        “it’s* just plain and* simple, you break* a rule, you’re* punished.”
        How about you instill some education upon yourself before instilling your ignorant thoughts onto the next generation?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        read your comment, your a good example of ignorance.

      • rjimenez1226

        Jesus, you are a moron. Learn your grammar first before accusing anyone of ignorance.

      • http://twitter.com/sunroot_ Bridge St. James

        You would think Rose would learn the proper use of the word “your” after being corrected twice but apparently it’s the equivalent of teaching the alphabet to a monkey. Oh, the irony in her reply.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        sorry if I offended you with my grammar… my bad..

      • Guest

        Yay, you guys win the debate based on your excellent understanding of the difference between your and you’re! (Even if you used the word “upon” incorrectly.)

        I disagree with Rose, but no need to insult her or call her names. It detracts from your point, and is just plain rude. 

      • twostepsahead

        We should instill good grammar in the next generation so that they can communicate correctly and effectively (brake vs. break/your vs. you’re). :)) Besides, she’s in an outing. People should wear swimsuits when swimming.

      • Clemence Ryle Galang

        I think it is MATURE to wear swimsuits, don’t you think? And what rule is she breaking here? STC is just freakin ridiculous. Cebu and QC, it’s the effing same! Also, what are “these” thoughts you want to instill in the future generation? Simplicity via being insecure?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        I suggest you read the article completely so you will know what rule she broke… (yan tama na spellinga ha…. thank you for pointing this out)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mil/100002160424509 Fred Mil

        tama spelling mali naman tense. mag enroll ka muna sa STC

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        ikaw na mgaling… masaya ka na?

      • Keandre Espina

        some punishments will breed hatred in teens not just towards those who gave it but also towards themselves. this results in low self esteem and confidence.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        it will also teach them to be more responsible next time. 

      • Keandre Espina

        not really. it depends on and what punishment was given and how the punishment was given. a punishment gone wrong tries to teach kids not to act in a certain way but actually just teaches them not to act like that to those who gave the punishments.

        and how can you call having a good time and sharing it with your friends irresponsible? it’s just swimwear worn where it should be.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        If you haven’t read it..

        Based on the petition, the school issued a document “Probation: An Administrative Sanction for a Violation” which showed the alleged violations committed by the student based on the Student Handbook.It was signed by the student with a promise not to commit the offenses again.  Her mother signed “Conforme” to attest that the principal or discipline-in-charge “has conferred with me regarding my daughter’s misdemeanor and the corresponding sanctions.”Among the rules allegedly violated were: l. possession of alcoholic drinks outside the school campus 2. engaging in immoral, indecent, obscene or lewd acts 3. smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages in public places 4. apparel that exposes underwear and 5. posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure

        It is not just about the swimwear…

      • Panotcha

        1. its a private party. did she buy said alcohol. and if you say minor, sue the parent.  2. what is immoral?  if drinking and smoking makes one immoral would you think students would be graduating in that school.  3. again private party.  4. its swimming 5. doesn’t change the fact it is swimwear online or not….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

    Punishment to this extent can always be mitigated by praying…

    • reddfrog

       I suppose you’re being sarcastic?

      • marionics

        ya think?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XY3GGHWDTCKXD3YI5WX2I4RRDY dodo

    wow this is something? kung nakabikini ka sa beach hindi mo rin pedeng i-upload ang photo??? alangan namang mag saya ka sa beach.lol.

  • rjimenez1226

    This school should be closed for inhumane treatment of young minds. Now the child will grow up repressed, fearful and completely feudal in how she appreciate her body. Catholic education in the Philippines is clearly only for sick minds.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

    Hypocrites.  How many nuns have illicit affairs with priests some of whom become pregnant, give birth in the provinces and then bury the infants at the backyard of the convent? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RNHT5VSRMGP7YWN62T7WWOYUAM Kenshin

    Hypocrites!!! as if the nuns and priests are very clean. if they are really stict about this rule:“posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure.”, then almost all boys in their school would not join the grad. normally guys would be swimming whith just the shorts. will that not qualify in  “ample body exposure”?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000155674634 Shiela Rae Co

      stc is an all girls school…

      • Guest

        do they impose this rule on male teachers then? 

  • WhisperyIowa

    I cannot really decide who is correct in this specific scenario :-) I guess I still need additional information before commenting further: 

    1) Prior to enrolling in the school, did the school clearly communicate the rules mentioned and their equivalent punishments, if ever violated, to the parents?
    2) If the parents decided to continue enrolling their child (after undertanding the rules), would it automatically mean that they agree to the rules and their equivalent corrective actions?
    3) What is “ample” body exposure? How much is too much?

    It wouldn’t be fair to immediately tag people as hypocrites without really understanding the actual scenario. Also I don’t think it is fair to bad-mouth the Catholic religion because of this. No religion is perfect. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CFZ2Q7RFJ6PWRYMM3NJ7JB4KSE Dynamic

      just a reminder,the best religion in the world is yourself,because God lives in you…

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jojit-Edgardo-Cruz/528613771 Jojit Edgardo Cruz

        love what you said Dynamic..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LLBV4ITKMFBEZHIZKCFRSN7ABU Lizette

      The school has a handbook for all rules and regulations. We were all reading the handbook on the first day of classes.

  • http://twitter.com/offlinesometime jana hitchens-morley

    What kind of pathetic school policy is this? You’re banning this girl from attending her graduation rite when she has all the rights in the world to do so and on the other hand I don’t even hear a pip from you hypocrites with regard to the rotten ways some of the pedophilic priests are going about with their business. God almighty, you need to look into the mirror and see yourself for what you truly are– hypocrites in denial.  

  • http://twitter.com/Perdition2012 Rey Gan

    If it’s just a picture of that girl clad in bikini, I think it’s OK. What will you wear if you’re in a swimming pool or in a beach?  But I read somewhere there’s more to that: like showing her holding a bottle of wine and a stick of cigarette.  I think this goes against the school’s rules and regulations which the students had signed in agreement beforehand. It sets a really bad example to other students.  We can’t just can’t push aside the rights of other people who abide by decency especially the young ones. Some parents are just so irresponsible that they infect others with “virus” like character.

  • calipso_2100

    Modern day pharisees. Hypocrites.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=528770582 Lee Marvin John

    Damaso!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Joseph-Limchoa-Fuentes/753006214 Ben Joseph Limchoa Fuentes

    Done outside of school grounds, worst of all, during a family get together.  What does the school care if the kid’s family likes to drink during family outings?!  Yeah, smoking is bad, but it should fall to the parents to discipline their children on that.  The school should focus on issues like Bullying because unlike smoking or drinking (outside school premises) that are SELF-destructive,  bullying is destructive to other students who pay tuition to go to an institution where they can learn in a safe environment.  I do hope they have stringent rules in place for the latter if they have such strict rules on alcohol, bikinis and smoking.

  • Toxic Waste

    4 yrs of studying then banned to walk on the very special one day event graduation for just mere pictures of wearing bikini? Kung si Kristo, pinagtangol ang prosti for stoning, ayan kya na bikin lang? It was even a family & private affair.. It is totally very harsh & unfair….

    • Panotcha

      Great biblical answer against the acts of a hypocritical catholic school!!!

  • pablosantino

    anu name ng girl? e add ko sya facebook

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VE7FOU3LEDDIOOB2GN2LQF2MGE Al

      Kristina Korona

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    Grabe naman po mga Sisters and Father’s ng St. Theresa’s College high school , sa Canada beauty contest may sumasali na hong Gay, sa Thailand Airlines pwede na rin ho ang nga transvestites, sa US of A pwede na hong same sex marriage, Dito ho sa atin, mas GRABE ho ang ginawang kababuyan ni Hayden Kho at ngayon nga buntis na din si Katrina Halili out of wedlock pero Ok lang sa CBCP. No Comment Sila, pero sa Politics andiyan palagi si former MitsuBishop Cruz…What more kung mag-susuot lang ho ng Bikini, eh kung nuong toddler pa lang siya ay nagsusuot na ng bikini at nagpa-picture na din at sabi ng mga nakakakita…Ay!! ang cute niya!!…so who’s mistake was it?…Can we blame her kung nasanay na siya sa ganuon at nakalakihan na nya!! Spare the Rod po naman!!..Ginawa naman po tayo ng mga magulang natin ng nakahubad sila at Pinanganak naman po lahat naman tayo ng nakahubad…Let her attend this memorable once in a lifetime ceremony!!…For sure lahat ng nangyaring ito sa kanya…Memorable na at traumatic pa..

    • reddfrog

      They’re all hypocrites. That is one of the reason why they discourage their students to think for themselves and rather prefer them to be mindless zombies — so they can continue with their hypocrisy.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        Hypocrites? Do you personally know those school officials? Have you met them? Have you ever been to that school before? 

      • WhisperyIowa

        Agree wih Rose. It baffles me how you could label them as hypocrites if you do not personally know them, at the very least, seen them. In what specific aspect did they become hypocrites?

    • TalagaNaman

      Pakibasa mo ito nang paulit-ulit at baka maintindihan mo.

      The student was cited for violating five provisions in the STC Student Handbook, including a rule against “posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure.” 

      Alam ng mga estudyante ang patakaran ng school sa simula pa lang. Kung tutol sila sa patakaran o ayaw nila, malaya silang humanap ng ibang school. 

      Napakasimple lang. Kung di mo gusto ang “Terms and Conditions”, bakit isasaksak mo pa sarili mo?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5WX5IYEC4DGCNMQUE3SSEB4IJA Siegfred Dacanay

    I AM AFRAID THOSE IN THE SCHOOL AUTHORITY INVOLVED IN BANNING THE GIRL ATTEND THE GRADUATION RITE BELONG TO THE SPECY OF MIRRIAM…MADAMI YATA SUMOBRA ANG GALING GAYA NI BRENDA..IM SORRY FOR BRENDA, BUT YES, SPECY OF HER KIND ARE COMING OUT IN THE OPEN..TSK TSK!! WHAT AN UNREASONABLE PUNISHMENT!!!

  • reddfrog

    My advise to the girl: Grow up, and then get even.

  • raffyb0i

    School still living up in it’s old traditions…..haha and I thought this usually happens only in America….

  • tanzangluma

    Dapat pumasok na dito ang National Bureau of Investigation. Paano nabasa ng STC ang account ng bata kung na ka PRIVATE ito.
    Hackers ba ang mga taga STC management.
    Kasi ang FB ko ay naka PRIVATE din.  Kaya limited lang ang nakakabasa nito.

  • http://www.facebook.com/neoral07 Neoral A Neoral

    what a dumb officials of the school. that is why, people of the Philippines, don’t let your child go to a school which is tied to a church ‘coz the officials will just put too much of the discipline that your child will then violate all of those when they grow up. of course, young one can’t understand why they are disciplined while they should be having fun!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_433AYTAQRGRQD6CNXQKWD5ZZHY Sword

      I agreed with you that we should not letting our child go to a school which is tied to a church ‘coz we wouldn’t learned correct grammars!

      • WhisperyIowa

        You made me laugh big time :-) Liked your comment.
        You got me on the “‘coz we wouldn’t learned correct grammars”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

      what kind of reasoning is that? tsk..tsk..tsk..
      “the officials will just put too much of the discipline that your child will then violate all of those when they grow up.”
      “young one can’t understand why they are disciplined while they should be having fun!” 

  • moonchild117

    Maybe the school should have first discussed this matter with the student and her parent before sanctioning her and not allowing her to attend the graduation ceremonies. The photo was taken during a family event — a swimming party, it seems, wherein it is only proper to wear the right clothing. In this case, a swimwear or a bikini. Also, the school should tell the student how they got hold of the photo when the student’s FB account is set to private. Unless one of the school admin is her FB friend.

    It is just right to be punished if one does not follow the law. But the punishment should be accompanied by an explanation why she was punished and should not be in the form of bullying the person to the point of giving her trauma.

    • TalagaNaman

      It seems you skipped reading the explanation of the school. Let me paste it here.

      The student was cited for violating five provisions in the STC Student Handbook, including a rule against “posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail ample body exposure.”Lawyer Romeo Balili, counsel for STC, said the private school is just doing what is right in disciplining its students.“STC is a Catholic school governed by the teachings of the Catholic Church. We have to see to it that values are formed,” Balili told reporters after the hearing.“We are not happy with the penalty but we are forced to impose it because we have to form the values of children.”

      • Panotcha

        Values pala eh.  Lets ban Bikini’s all together!!!  Lahat ng mabalitaan ng STC na mga estudyante nila na may kasuutan na di pinapaboran ng eskwela kahit suotin man nila sa mall, sa beach, sa bahay, or sa park.   Parang ang lumalabas ang masama lang dito ang pagFeFACEBOOK eh.  Pero ang dapat, yung BIKINI ang masama dun.

  • Armi_DXB

    GUSTO SIGURO NG PARI SILA LANG DAW ANG MAKAKITA NA NAKA BIKINI YUNG GIRL…  mga hypocrito, stoopido, rapist!

  • activephil

    It is an obvious intrusion of privacy, and serious abuse of authority. The school is getting bad legal advise as well. Do the right thing — send an apology to the student and the parents and chalk this up under ‘Experience’, filed under, ‘Think twice before reacting’.

  • kilabot

    because she is a minor and it happened in a family outing then the parents should be held responsible. let the girl attend her graduation ceremony but ban the parents’ attendance.

  • rjimenez1226

    Imbestigahan ang lahat na nga nuns at pare diyan sa STC and I’m sure maraming mga tinatagong mga baho yan. Hypocrites! They are what Jesus warned  us about. They try to cast the first stones to punish Mary Magdalene when in fact she is  more deserving than them to go to heaven. let us defend Filipina hood by closing this school!

    • cablero inc

      bakit mas gusto mo ba na binigyan ng standing ovation ng mga madre yung bata sa graduation ceremony tapos magambisyon siya na maging dancer sa redlights district sa hongkong, tokyo at iba pang mga bansa

      • rjimenez1226

        Dapat. Kesa naman manghusga ka nang kapwa mo tao na  wala sa lugar. As long na hindi nakaw sa kaban ng bayan ang kinikita mo, huwaran ang isang tao compared sa maraming pulilitiko diyan at mga moralist kuno na walang namang ginangawa kundi  manloko ng tao!

      • WhisperyIowa

        and are you not carelessly judging others by calling them hypocrites and saying that “They are what Jesus warned  us about”? Is it not contradicting to what you just said “Kesa naman manghusga ka nang kapwa mo tao na  wala sa lugar”?

  • TalagaNaman

    The school has its rules, and the girl violated it. Penalizing the girl is just and expected.

    It was mentioned that 4 other girls were also penalized, so nothing personal here. The school just wants to show that they are not joking about their rules. 

    If the school will not have its way, it will be embarrassing in their part. Imagine a school that cannot implement its own rules, rules which are made for the benefit the school as well as their students.

  • http://pinayshopper.blogspot.com/ PinayShopper2010

    the weird thing is… the outing was made with the girl’s family as stated above; thus, making this outside the school premises

    i would have understood the punishment if the photo was taken on a school related activity such as an outing organized by the school or student body

    punishment was too harsh,  school should have just asked the girl and its family to remove the picture son FB and the girls account on FB since she’s a minor and FB is for persons 18 and above.

    that would be reasonable enough…

  • TalagaNaman

    So if the family went to the beach nude (or worst performed orgy or other lewd acts), will it be okay for the girl to post her nude picture in the Facebook or upload it to Internet sites as long as it was done outside the school premises, and only their friends can view it?

    And expect the school to do nothing when they found out?

    • Panotcha

      You do not even deserve an answer.  The Family was not nude nor was there any Sex video.    Talaga naman!!!  Nakadamit pa nga yung bata hinuhubaran mo na yata sa isip mo?  O_o

      • TalagaNaman

        Panot, kulang ka sa pang-unawa, kasi mukhang di mo nabasa ang ibang posts dito.

        Ang sabi ng iba dito, di naman daw ginawa sa loob ng school. Kaya dapat daw huwag nang panghimasukan ng school. My point is, hindi porke’t wala sa school, wala nang malalabag na patakaran ang estudyante.
        Ang iba naman ang sabi, the picture is supposed to be private, which is accessible only to friends. Are they that stupid? Kung yung mga itinatagong sex tapes eh lumalabas sa Internet. Eto pa kayang available na sa Internet?

        Naniniwala ba kayong hindi pumasok sa isip ng girl na pwedeng kung sinu-sino ang makakakita ng picture nya? Alam nya na pwedeng ipakita ng mga friends nya kung kani-kanino ang picture nya. Huwag nang magtanga-tangahan.

      • rjimenez1226

        Utak kuneho talaga ang Pinoy. TalagaNaman, palawakin mo ang pag-iisip mo tungkol sa human rights. Bobo!

    • tahimik

      like ko post mo kaibigan…. sobrang sablay kasi ang punto mo at tama si panotcha na d dapat sinasagot yang punto mo.. .hehehe

  • tahimik

    catholic taliban strikes again….

    i’d like to quote a post from a different forum… when a priest gets caught with pedophilia or rape, he is simply reassigned… when a student gets caught wearing bikini… she dot get to march for graduation… tsktsk

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    simply man lang ito…

    ones you enrolled in a particular school, YOU ARE OBLIGED TO FOLLOW THEIR SET OF RULES…if you cant, leave the school, enroll at a school na ok na ok ang bikini…kahit pumasok sa school na naka bikini, ok lang…

    pwede sana linagay niya duon sa album niya sa kanyang facebook account where it can only be shown sa gusto niyang tao ipakita…BUT, ginawa niyang PROFILE pic where, ones u search his name anywhere in the universe, lalabas ung picture niya na naka bikini, holding a wine glass and may sigarilyo…parang pokers….

    kung hindi man umaksyon ang school…anong sasabihin ng ibang tao??? ANO BANG KLASENG SKUL YAN, EXCLUSIVE CATHOLIC SCHOOL PERO ANG MGA STUDYANTE PARANG MGA POKERS….

    • Manuel_II

       There is no such thing as Exclusive Schools, it is a violation of the Constitution, LOL

      you fail try again.

      This fkng Roman Catholics should have their heads check, they are no longer living in Medieval times, this is the 21th Century,

      taenang mga yan, dun nila gawin sa Vatican yan mga katarantaduhan nila, kung ayaw nila umalis sila dito sa Pilipnas, mga punyentang mga Pare at Madre yan mga uL0L

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        mas ulul ka….satan is that u???sobra mong galit sa kanila a

      • Manuel_II

        If there is no religion, then thre is no Stan, LOL, think..

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        if u dont believe on the existence of good or evil, y u r trying to be good???common, rape, kill anyone as u please, anyways, wala naman impyerno sau dba???

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        if u dont believe on the existence of good or evil, y u r trying to be good???common, rape, kill anyone as u please, anyways, wala naman impyerno sau dba???

      • Manuel_II

        uL0L di porket Atheist di na marunong ng tama at mali, bugok

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7T3KJBUO4G2KYQBNF6ZMWC2CM Rose

        this is a prime example of not having a good education.. or if he has, does not act   as if he has…

      • Manuel_II

        duh

      • cablero inc

        i assume you are not a graduate of a roman catholic exclusive school. no wonder you are so descriptive in your choice of words and expletives. i suggest that you school your children in a catholic school so that they will be less callous

      • Manuel_II

        i will not fall victim nor my kids to the lies this school teaches, LOL

      • TGM_ERICK

         There is such a thing as exclusivity in schools not because of wealth but because of gender and maybe religious affiliation.

      • Manuel_II

        it is unfair, is like Racism in another terms. LOL

      • TGM_ERICK

        It is just and a CORRECTION in another term. LOL

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZITLRGFTEMYYOYOTKKWBKND6M4 Jee

      Absolutely agree with you. Iba iba ang protocol ng school. Dapat alam yon ng parents at estuyante

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        kung gusto nilang liberal, after hi school, pumasok siya sa UP…at pumasok siyang naka bikini…anyways, nakita na ng 500 million facebook users ang kanyang body…at nakasigarilyo pa…tingnan natin kung mag aalma rin ang CHED sa kanya…

      • MIMIGURL

        wag kang putak ng putak sister. pumunta ka sa korte pra makapagsubmit ng statement parang andami mong nalalaman ahh. eh puro mali2x naman. 

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        isa rin itong pokers…hahaha

    • MIMIGURL

      WOW THE LENGTHS STC WOULD DO JUST TO MAKE THEM LOOK GOOD! D NYA GINAWANG PROFILE PIC PRIVATE ALBUM NGA! LOKO2X! BAKA IKAW ANG POKPOK OR INGGIT KA ALNG SA GIRL KAYA PUTAK KA NG PUTAK NG MALING IMPORMASYON. WALA NGANG ALAK AT SIGARILYONG HINWAKAN NAGLABAS NA NG STATEMENT ANG LAWYER. HAY NAKO.. 

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        saan mo nalaman na walang hawak na sigarilyo???dto sa inquirer? samantalang 99 percent ng media yan ang pinagbabalita na mala pokpok ang babae…sige, defend mo pa siya, poker ka kasi…poker face pa ang pagmumukha…hahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    to the school principal, to each his own. your moral standards is not universal. let the kids be.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2LMFLBTHSLUNJTYZYHSIYHGBNM Kyle

    Catholicism preaches compassion… I do not see compassion on how they mete the punishment on the girl…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2BRZ7WPV53I5SYQK3IZXCY7SY Josephus

    Hypocrites !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Normal lang naman na naka swimsuit pag nasa beach!!! Alangan naman magsuot ka ng barong tagalog or saya pag nagpapicture ka!  Pagpumupunta ba ng beach ang mga pare at madre eh pareho pa din ang gayak nila pag nasa simbahan!  Bwisit talaga! Eh ano kung na-post sa Fb? Ginawa ba iyon ng may malice? Bwisit ulit!  Yung anak ko nga na 6 years old eh naka 2 piece pagnag swimming at nasa FB din, ibig bang sabihin nun eh imoral at kasalanan na! Pakatotoo kayo!

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      nakita mo na ba ang picture???putak ka diyan ng putak hindi mo pa nga nakikita ang picture…

      ang pose niya parang pok pok…may hawak na wine glass at sigarilyo…

      what does it mean???kung pabayaan lang ng skul…ganuon pala ang values na tinuturo ng isang catholic school…tinuturuan ng mga kalandian sa buhay…

      • CebuAnoNoyPi

         adios, napagalitan tuloy, hehehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2BRZ7WPV53I5SYQK3IZXCY7SY Josephus

        Ei, tell purgatoryo este poltergeist pala, that i’m waiting his side!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2BRZ7WPV53I5SYQK3IZXCY7SY Josephus

        Madumi lang utak mo brod ! Utak kalawang!  Malisyoso ka kc katulad ng mga pare at madre. The school became unreasonably strict and out of line! Why not ask those nuns/ priest running the catholics schools if they are indeed clean inside out before commenting. I personally witnessed some of them were rude, egocentric and uncatholics (not sure if there such word like this)!  May I ask you one thing, did you gradute from catholic school? If not, you really don’t know what is happening from within!

      • MIMIGURL

        OO NGA MADUMI TALAGA ANG UTAK NITO O KAYA ANG NUN ITO NG STC NAGCOCOMMENT. PARANG SURE NA SURE CYA NA GINAWANG PROFILE PIC E D PA NGA NIYA NAKITA ANG PICS! GET A LIFE SISTER. ANONG SIGARILYO AT ALAK BAKA SA DREAM MO ALNG YAN SISTER? LALABAN KA BA PA SA LINABAS NA STATEMENT NG LAWYER?

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        ikaw yata ang madumi ang utak…putak ng putak na hindi pa nakita ang pic….hahaha…ibibigay ko sana sau ung facebook niya para makita mo, unfortunately, pinag close na ang account…

      • MIMIGURL

        IKAW ANG PUTAK NG PUTAK SISTER EH MALI2X NAMAN IMPORMASYON MO.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PJDZVELF5BIJR5LRBP3XRBDX3E Juan

    Look at the school’ls history on matter regarding the present issue. That may he in understanding the situation.

  • edmanuel

    Modesty used to be a virtue among women in the Philippines. Now, we could see celebrities posing almost nude in magazines and dancers gyrating and pumping with revealing attire even in TV noon shows. We have evolved from conservative to near ultra-liberal.  Is that good or bad?

    • GuestUzer

       Kung me ipapakita naman bakit hindi? hahaha

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    sa mga nag popost dito…

    tingnan ninyo muna ang picture nuong malanding babae…

    meron siyang hawak na wine glass at sigarilyo at ang pose parang prostitute…

    kung ma post lang kayo base dito sa balita na naka swimsuit at nasa  beach, at agad pinarusahan ng skul…half truth lang ang alam ninyo…of course, kailangan na swim suit sa beach alangan naman na naka maria clara…

    at isa pa…linagay niya ung picture as PROFILE pic ng kanyang account…and if u have a facebook account…all the 500 MILLION users around the world can access to that picture…ok lang sana kung sa album niya where she can filter people who wants to see it…

    • MIMIGURL

      IKAW BA YAN SISTER? THE LENGTHS THIS NUN IS DOING JUST TO MAKE THE SCHOOL LOOK GOOD. anong pokpok? baka ikaw ang pokpok kalalabas lang na hindi nakahawak ng sigarilyo at alak yung bata. d naman tanga yung parents na magrereklamo kung ganyang klaseng pic ang nakita. ano akala mo ikaw lang ang may utak dito? lahat ng tao may utak. magpakita ka sa korte para makapag sworn ka ng statement sa mga allegation mo. hahahahha

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        uy pok pok ka nga..magkano ka ba???

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2BRZ7WPV53I5SYQK3IZXCY7SY Josephus

      Nagmamalinis ka pa dyan! Sigurado pakawala ka ng STC

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNF2WSCE53R6RMIOAS6YBJNA34 CAMC

        how about you? i bet hindi ka galing nang stc. READ the school’s handbook baka sakaling mabulunan ka dyan sa sinabi mo :)

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        ikaw, si satanas…ok sa lang sa paningin mo ang isang mala pok pok na babae…hindi pa 18 yan, pero sobra na ng landi…ok lang un sau???

  • Armi_DXB

     sabi ni judge mag mamartsa na daw sila.

  • TGM_ERICK

    If one wants a Catholic education go by its rule.  

    • MIMIGURL

      even if the constitutional rights are deprived? no way! 

      • TGM_ERICK

        Banning that young girl to attend her graduation rites is a disciplinary action not an infringement of her constitutional rights.

      • sharkbaittt

         and nobody force them to go to that school anyway.

      • WhisperyIowa

        as they say “kung ayaw mo, wag mo” :-)

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNF2WSCE53R6RMIOAS6YBJNA34 CAMC

      TRULY, if you want to study in an institution that has over-the-top rules, it means you want to have a high quality of education.And in this case, no constitutional rights are being deprived. People must learn to set limitations.

      • TGM_ERICK

        Perfecr ten reply! :-))

      • TGM_ERICK

        Perfect 10 answer!:-))

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Madrid/100000624064127 Ryan Madrid

    Well, among the all-girls Catholic schools I think STC really has the strictest administrator-nuns. Biro mo, here in STC Manila they disqualified the supposed valedictorian because she was a born-again Christian.

    Yes, they run the place and they make the rules. HOWEVER, since they are not a club or an organization but rather a COMMUNITY where there is a PLURALITY and not an ISOLATION of personalities, laws should be made justly, i.e., a “just law” as defined in Church Social Teachings.
    (-1) Because the girl should have known that there was such a rule, especially since it’s stipulated in the student code

    (-1) Because this has all become BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION, the true sinner here is WHO THE HECK allowed media to put this in the tabloids section.

    Could’ve been a (+1) if the school simply settled the matter in a less endangering way than to threaten the student’s march.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6E5T7JCWXPQVOUK46JIZSKWZDE Eric

    damaso!
     

  • staad

     if the girls wore a bikini inside the school, and the photos taken and posted were inside the school premises, or within a school coordinated group activity (say class excursion, party, etc..) the school has a say about the matter.

    if however the photos were personal activities outside school , a private activity by friends and family -> honestly, its not the school or the nuns business whatsoever. its a violation of human privacy and human rights to interfere and exert influence on a person whose only ‘sin’ is to that she expressed herself in public.

    we all know wearing bikini is an accepted attire in this day and age except for those who, like the islamists, think they can exert their religious influence in a pluralisic society. we a re a democarcy, hoy gising !

  • bahaykubo1015

    Abay bat biglang nawala ang post ko??? Na-flagged siguro. Ang bibilis naman ng mga madreng  ipokritang ito.
    So I’m posting it again:

    Bravo and thank you Judge Navarro for the enlighten decision. Thank you for not going along with these schools who want to follow the Taliban mentality or the Sharia law. More power to you!!!!!!!

  • just_anotherperson

     It is the fault of the school and the parents for failing to properly guide the children.

  • kaigit

    saan ang photo para mahusgahan natin? :)

  • http://twitter.com/frieeedchickens NeonsAndNanners

    Coming from a Theresian, I guess it’s a matter of knowing the school policy, or at least, knowing how not to get caught. If we wanted to take slutty (as some of you say) pictures, we wouldn’t post it just like that, for everyone to see.

  • sharkbaittt

    lets put it in a different perspective, for arguement sake only, that a school requires its student to post their pictures in bikinis before they could graduate, how would you react?

  • berdengleon

    stc really is a very strict school, one of the few remaining, a class of its own..harsh you ask? yes,but that is really how it works there, my daughter is a theresian, so is my wife..

  • TGM_ERICK

    This is what I know, too much conservatism or too much looseness is not good. Anything in extreme or excessive is bad.  A woman can show that she is beautiful without revealing too much. Moderation certainly projects mystery. 

    If we allow our young girls to display their wares in public,  who would say that something graver than this would not happen next.  Preventive measures are better than cure. 

    It is good that the church is becoming aware of this kind of problem. Ex.  There is a dress code to follow when we pay our Father a visit in His Home.  Hindi pwede plunging necklines o nakajogging pants.  In the same way, THAT SCHOOL COULD DEMAND RESPECT AND OBEDIENCE TO ITS RULES NO MATTER HOW STRICT THESE RULES ARE. 

  • kabayandinako

    It is a Catholic School governed by the Catholic Church and is required by their church  to charge out of this world high tuition fees which they think is not IMMORAL and what is immoral is having a bikini at a beach during family outing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHMEX5BFO3MOXZ7K2MP6NNGSW4 dark

    maganda ba yung hs student in the first place?
    baka naman walang k mag pose…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000829192795 Adonis Postrano Catagbo

    we live in a democratic country! come to think about that..

  • legrandcharles

     What next? Require their students to wear a BURQA (برقع‎ )?

  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.armbruster Carl Armbruster

    Wow – she is really lucky. It could have been much worse. Imagine if she had been a priest who was caught molesting children – she would have been transferred to another parish or had her hand slapped. I’d say she got off easy on this one. Way to go Catholic church.

  • Jonas braders

    dapat may warning naman sana…tapos let the girl confess sa priest sa nagawa nyang kasalanan…grabe nman sila…ganyan na bah ka strikto maging katoliko ngayon???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simeon-Namore/100002522294638 Simeon Namore

    So when Michael Angelo was posing a naked David….well, lucky for him he was working for the pope and not attending St Theresa’s.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNF2WSCE53R6RMIOAS6YBJNA34 CAMC

    “Abay bat biglang nawala ang post ko??? Na-flagged siguro. Ang bibilis naman ng mga madreng  ipokritang ito.So I’m posting it again:
    Bravo and thank you Judge Navarro for the enlighten decision. Thank you for not going along with these schools who want to follow the Taliban mentality or the Sharia law. More power to you!!!!!!!”

    FIRST AND FOREMOST, PLEASE DO NOT REFER TO OUR ICM SISTERS AS “IPOKRITA” OR ….ARE YOU JUST REFERRING TO YOURSELF? PLEASE I DON’T MEAN TO DISRESPECT YOU. I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THE THINGS THAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE SCHOOL, MY ALMA MATER. WELL, COMING FROM A STUDENT THAT STUDIED THERE FOR LIKE 11 YEARS, IT IS OUR DUTY TO OBEY THE RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT THE SCHOOL IMPLIES. I KNOW THAT STC’ S RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE OVER-THE-TOP AND SOMEHOW YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON THAT HAS NO CONNECTION TO THE SCHOOL MAY THINK THAT ” ANO BA NAMANG SCHOOL TO’ MASYADONG STRIKTO, WALA BANG FREEDOM ANG MGA NAG-AARAL DITO?” OR YOU WOULD EVEN THING THAT OUR SCHOOL IS CONTROLLING. 
    I WOULD NOT THINK OF IT THAT WAY. I KNOW THAT WE ARE SUPPOSE TO LIVE UP WITH THE SCHOOL’S RULES AND REGULATIONS BECAUSE BY BEING A STUDENT THERE MEANS THAT WE ARE CARRYING THE NAME OF THE SCHOOL, REGARDLESS OF WHERE WE ARE. IF A PARENT WOULD WANT TO ENROLL HIS/ HER CHILD IN AN INSTITUTION LIKE STC, WELL THE PARENT MUST ALSO ABIDE WITH THE SCHOOL RULES AND REGULATIONS. AND S/HE MUST BE THE ONE WHO WOULD MAKE HIS/ HER CHILD FOLLOW IT.
    REMEMBER THAT THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE INSTITUTION IS FOR THE GOOD OF ITS STUDENTS WHILE SHE IS STUDYING THERE, UNTIL SHE GRADUATE OR EVEN UTIL SHE FINDS A JOB.

    • Jonas braders

      i think the first thing to do for a catholic school for a case like that is they should give the student a chance or warning and make her confess to a priest for the mistake she have done…we are just humans…we all made mistakes…we have disobey the 10 commandments of our God not just once but a thousand times already…and i think God will not ban us for receiving His grace and love…

      -just an opinion

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNF2WSCE53R6RMIOAS6YBJNA34 CAMC

        I’m sorry but if she chose to study there, then probably she would know the consequences of her action. And for the fact that she is in a catholic institution, she would probably know how the system of the school works. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        And being Catholics mean ruthless and unforgiving? I’m sorry I’m a Catholic too, but I guess you need to do some soul searching this Lent to find out what true Catholicism means today. What you are saying now is not consistent with the teachings of Christ. Had Mary Magdalene been around with us now, she would surely curse the hypocrisy and false religiousity of today’s Catholics

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNF2WSCE53R6RMIOAS6YBJNA34 CAMC

        I’m a Catholic and I know my limitations. Thus, being a catholic is living with the teachings of God. (same as when you go in a school with such rules, you must learn to live it.) Try reading STC’s handbook. Surely, it will help you see what TRUE 
        Catholicism means. And for the record, the school also thinks of its students reputation.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        Please review the points raised by Jonas braders. Then review your answers and find out if all that you are saying are consistent with the teachings of Christ.

  • http://twitter.com/Perdition2012 Rey Gan

    Without exerting too much effort, this judge had come to a decision and played a hero.  A hero for what?  For defiance to authority.  Teenagers are a rebellious lot especially if they have family problems. And they seem to enjoy creating havoc inside school campuses (instead of venting their  anger towards negligent parents) during or before the graduation day.  It’s good that in this case, the young girls had no other avenue to express defiance but on FB. In public schools, they vandalize school properties, pick fights and smoke cigarettes and pots in some nooks and crannies of the school. Well, for what its worth, the judge maybe right in championing civil rights.  But it somehow encroach on the rights of private schools, some of which can be considered the last bastions of virtue and discipline. Although I am a true-blooded pro-RH, I salute the values being taught in schools run by nuns, NOT by the Damasos.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNF2WSCE53R6RMIOAS6YBJNA34 CAMC

    Did the parents of this girl or even the judge that handled the case read the student handbook of STC? Well, in another perspective, my grandparents are both judges and I think they would really agree with what I stated awhile ago. RULES ARE RULES regardless if it’s a school rule or the Philippine Constitution, BOTH must be followed. Pero dapat nasa panig ka lagi nang tama, hindi lahat nadadaan sa awa. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BAQX7FE4UJFGA75CXFWLBTI4C4 Toyota 4runner

      I guess we forgot about the priority for being in school…EDUCATION…The school penalized their grades for a bikini pictures…Forget about the marching, their grades got affected…Now thy punished their future for applying for college…Great job school!

  • TerminallyCapricornous

    Ano ba naman kayo. Instead of letting your heads get clouded just because of a one-sided story, you should all get both party’s point of view to avoid wrong judgement. Eh aba, alam niyo na ba yung buong kwento? Kung makapagsalita kayo, parang nakita niyo lahat lahat. Eh ang totoo niyan, you all just based your judgements here on this one-sided story.
    First of all, hindi ko maarok kung bakit,una sa lahat, hinayaan ng parents na maging ganoon ang anak nila. Kung ikaw ang nanay, hahayaan mo ba na malulok sa bisyo at mag mukhang ganoon ang anak mo?
    Pangalawa, strict ang rules ng STC dahil gusto nilang lumaki ang isang bata nang may tamang virtue, at mayroong self respect. Kung hindi ganyan ang STC, wala kayong Korina Sanchez. Wala kayong Mel Tianco. Wala kayong Lisa Macuja. Alam ko na parang OA ang STC, but they just implement those rules para lumaki ng may class, dignity at virtue ang isang estudyante.
    Last. Kasalanan din ng babae. She smokes, she drinks, and she wore a revealing piece of clothing. Lahat yan, against the handbook. Then she uploaded it on the internet. Nasa handbook din yan. I want you all to think about this: kung makikita niyong ganoon ang isang babae, hindi ba’t negative agad ang husga niyo? STC is not only protecting the school’s name by implementing these strict rules. They are for us, too.
    I am a Theresian. And I must say, minsan I think the rules are too much , that they are too harsh. But at the end of the day, para sa amin din yun.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Madrid/100000624064127 Ryan Madrid

      Yyyyeaahh… But the the achievements of those women are highly of their own merit, perhaps even better attributed to their college education. On the other half of the younger, more J. Rizal-like population of our country, affinity towards liberation, truth, and anti-bullshit is cherished dearly. What I think is underneath the darting comments of people here is that they want STC to loosen their rules, that’s all. 

      Calling the girl immoral and deeming the school administrators as fascist are assaults against them, indeed. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNF2WSCE53R6RMIOAS6YBJNA34 CAMC

        btw, we came from a school where the girl also studies and yet we do not agree with the action that the girl has done.

        You said,”Calling the girl immoral and deeming the school administrators as fascist are assaults against them, indeed. ” But then again she will soon be a product of the school. So, the school has the right not to make her march because of what she did. And that the administration followed the school’s rules and regulations contrary to what the girl did.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BAQX7FE4UJFGA75CXFWLBTI4C4 Toyota 4runner

        Did the school even offered counseling or spiritual healing to the girls? Any parenting advice? All I know, the school belittled the girls instead…It looks like the school is so quick to judge…

    • Panotcha

      Do you really know Korina Sanchez, Mel Tianco, Lisa Macuja personally?   Don’t give us the media image, do you know who they are behind close dooors for you to judge a 16 year old enjoying herself?   Fame, money, and power doesn’t make one virtuous.   

    • SuntLuminaSunt

      The ladies you mentioned are from the QC campus. Your argument is moot. Furthermore, who are you, paragon of all things high and mighty, to say that the mother allowed her daughter to wallow in vices? Could anyone infer from the photo that the girl was alcoholic or a chain smoker? Who are you to say that girls who smoke, drink, and wear bikinis aren’t virtuous and self-respecting? Lastly, if I see a girl smoking and drinking while wearing a bikini ON THE BEACH, then NO, I will not view her negatively. If you view such people negatively, then the beach must be such a horrid place for you. Have you ever been to a beach? People like that are a dime a dozen. IT’S THE BEACH. Duh.

      I hope not all Theresians are like you. If they are, well. Perhaps let’s start with an STC field trip to the beach.

  • wilms1963

     karamihan sa mga katoliko masyadong ma-angal….. bakit di kayo tumulad sa mga INC , kung ano sabihin ng nakakataas sa kanila  bow na lang…
    at  kung di nyo naman sineseryoso  relihiyon nyo wag nyo  na ipasok mga anak nyo sa mga catholic schools…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BAQX7FE4UJFGA75CXFWLBTI4C4 Toyota 4runner

      Bikini vs religion? Plus bakit naman napunta sa INC ang topic? Ang dami kong kilalang member ng INC na nagsusuot ng bikini kapag naliligo sa beach and pool…Dapat ba silang parusahan?

  • http://profiles.google.com/spudsy1 swahellie jocoby

    with no pictures of the girl in a bikini it did not happen.

  • joerizal

    Nanay: “Sobra kayo, hindi naman dapat ganun kabigat ang parusa sa anak ko”
    School: “Well sa tingin namin e malalaswa at labag sa policy namin ang mga pictures niya kasi naka-bikini siya”
    Judge: “Ako ang maghuhusga. Porke naka-bikini e hindi naman ibig sabihin nun na malaswa o labag sa Katolisismo. Patingin nga ng mga pictures?”

    …matapos ang ilang segundo

    Judge: “Walanghiya kayo!!! E talagang malaswa ito…akala ko babae ang anak niyo!!!!”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ESPSLPH7VXAKKKJKB274CZOX2E Raphael

    To Inquirer newspaper, show us the picture with the bikini and the readers will be the judge!!hehehehe.
    anu bang kulay nung bikini, baka naman bikining itim yun!ahihihihih

  • PCD_2012

    Hindi ako sa dalagang nagsuot ng bikini nabastusani kundi sa…  tanong nyo sakin kung kanino?

    Mas nabastusan pa ko sa SINABI ng JUDGE!  Double meaning at green ang dating…

    Epekto pa rin ba ito ng Impeachment?  Naalala ko tuloy si Pareng Roy at si Boss Corona….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    Kung anu ang ginagawa ng matanda syan na din ang gagawin ng bata….

  • kapariz44

    @ Toyota 4runner ”Bikini vs religion?” Yes, it’s all pretty petty ha. But that’s what come with having an all-bachelor clergy. Heaven only knows what those boyos get up to when they see pix of 16 y/o girls in bikinis – haha … Id’ve thought there was nothing a half dozen recitals of our Father and mebbe a dozen hail Maries couldn’t sort out :)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      kaya nga may anak ka ba? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    3 araw ng nasa news ang balitang ito na walang kakwenta kwenta. Hindi uunlad ang bansa natin sa ganitong balita. . .sana hindi na binibigyan ng pansin sa media ang ganitong balita. . .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      sana nga sa nanay at tatay palang alam na nila ang mali o hindi

  • Philcor

    if the girl posed with a bikini inside the school premises, then thats a violation…kaso sa labas naman…unless lang na parte ng school yung beach hahaha…

  • pikloy

    Relegion gets to the students personal right, or I guess the members of the order are envious.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    OO NGA SANA SAMAGULANG UN KUNG ANU PINU POST ANAK NYA

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rey-Uy/100002644218652 Rey Uy

    For just posing in a bikini? By golly, as if bikini is an evil thing. I guess the nuns are just having too much heaven in their eyes. Remember Mary Magdalene? What did Jesus say about that situation? If the nuns were in that situation at the time, she’d be stoned to death.

  • tomsans

    If you send you kids to be taught by people who dress like they leave in the 1500′s don’t be surprised if they enforce Draconian clothing policies.

    • antonioluna

       they do that while raping young and innocent people.

  • Ronilo Yap

    I dont think di alam ang policy school ng parents ng batang yan bago yan nag enrol dyan. Apat na taon siya dyan di niya alam ang Policy? kung alam niya at nilabag niya yon, it direct mis obedient yon, tapos sabihin ng abogado BULLIED. Ahay, sa sobrang bright ng abogadong ito, di alam ang mali at tama.

    • antonioluna

       ang sabihin mo ang school na iyan ay parang sister magdalene asylum na ang mga kababaihan ay pinipigilan na mamulat sa puberty stage pero ayon ang daming lumabas na reklamo sa mga hayop na namahala sa pinasarang asylum na iyon na ginawa pala silang mga sex slave ng mga demonyong pare doon at take note ha alam ng mga madreng namamahala doon at pinagtakpan at kinunsinte nila, mga pootang inang nagkukunwaring angel pero mga alagad naman ni satanas.

      • TerminallyCapricornous

        Woah there. Hindi ko makuha yung sense sa dulo dahil parang kung ano ano na ang sinama mong terms na halos wala namang kinalaman sa case. Just so you know, they are just steering us to the right direction. They just want to preserve the kind of women na conservative at may self-respect. Also, they hold orientations about the things you are supposed and not supposed to do while undergoing in the puberty stage. Besides, you don’t need to wear revealing clothes to show that you are blooming into a woman. It’s all determined on how you act.

      • antonioluna

        magsaliksik ka para hindi ka nagmumukhang nabubuhay noong 16ht century, para sa kaalaman mo may kalayaan ang sinumang tao kung gusto nyang magdamit ng katulad ni maria clara o magdamit na katulad ng mga amerkana at mga taga europa, ano kamo kapag nagbikini ka wala ka ng self respect eh nasa beach naman sila, anak ng mga ipokritong demonyo.

        nasa beach sila, may outing mahirap bang intindihin iyon.
        magwala ka kung nasa simbahan yong tao at ganon ang pananamit

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    If this is a DepEd law and policy, it should be applied to all in all schools, including beauty contestants.

  • tanzangluma

    tapos na ang boxing,
    nag salita na ang korte. (ginamit ang batas sa mga minors)
    tuloy ang graduation march ng mga minors na bata.
    what else …..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XNVFXKTEWAFJAFQ5PHHTO36ZQ4 Zen

    “A family or *pirate* social activity, such as birthday etc. does not involve the school’s supervision and control.  The activity is permitted by the parents, who have the resources to support the activity’s expenses,” said the petition.
    The Ninja’s are going to be pissed! They don’t have social activities!

  • antonioluna

    mga ipokrito ang kasi ang namamahala sa catholic school na yan, pero yong mga pareng rapist nakakalaya pa at kinakanlong pa ng mga obispo damaso de pajero

    • TerminallyCapricornous

      Please, stop comparing the two cases. Alam kong both includes the catholic church, (well, in a way) at parehong malaswa ang issue. But they are different. Walang na molestia dito. It’s just an improper act that happened. Walang nang-rape, at walang nirape, okay?

      • antonioluna

        mayroong namolestiya dyan, minomolestya nyo ang kalayaan ng tao sa gusto nyang pananamit na naayon naman sa lugar at events na mayroon sila.

      • Panotcha

        Fair enough…  just keep in mind it just means some people here might accept any defense from the Church that doesn’t dwell on them being guardians of morality

  • bahog_itlog

    “I will have my own standards on whether or not it is lewd,” said the judge in a court hearing  on the mother’s petition of injunction and damages.
    Stupid judge. He/she doesn’t have the authority to interpret the school rules on student discipline.  The school determines its own interpretation. 

    The role of the judge here is simply to review whether due process was observe by the school.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJ2DA4ZHFHZOM2I2UCLJGFY7GI Shai

      Totoo? bahog_itlog ka? hehe

    • Panotcha

      Family Code:Art. 218. The school, its administrators and teachers, or the individual, entity or institution engaged in child are shall have special parental authority and responsibility over the minor child while under their supervision, instruction or custody.Authority and responsibility shall apply to all AUTHORIZED activities whether inside or outside the premises of the school, entity or institution. (349a)~~~~~~~~~~We can always ask the Judge for a legal opinion on that…

  • bahog_itlog

    Let the students attend graduation in BIKINI attire.

    hahahahahaha. That’s a good solution!

  • antonioluna

    mabuti sana kung yong bata ay nakasuot ng bikini ay naglalakad sa gilid ng edsa eh family outing iyon, nuknukan talaga ng kaipokrituhan itong eskwelahan na ito palibhasa hindi sumusunod sa separation ng church at state ang kultong ito.

    • TerminallyCapricornous

      It is also included in the photo that the girl was smoking AND holding a bottle of liquor. Now that sounds quite improper, doesn’t it?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

        she was photographed drinking and smoking in a family affair so her parents were   there meaning the girl had her parents permission. besides it was outside the campus naman eh and she wasn’t wearing her uniform.

      • cablero inc

        it is stated in the handbook that pictures of those nature cannot be posted in facebook

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

        the point is the girl wasn’t wearing her school uniform and it was outside school grounds…wala naman nakasulat sa forehead nung student that will inform the public na ” HEY I’M FROM STC CEBU”. if the student posed naked…i would understand STC. 

      • pility

        i pity you. so if you’re outside the catholic school or the church, you’re not catholic anymore? 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

         i advise you to read the other articles on this site regarding this matter. May mali din yung school..for a school run by nuns to call the students who are minors vulgar names and not give them due process tama ba yon? 

        i studied in a St. Scho Manila an exclusive all girls schools run by nuns..but never has my school punished a student for wearing a bikini or tankini in the beach or some posh resort. Students with offences are always given due process by the school before any punishments.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G6AA3CJWEBXOVH6RTORLMUJKCY Lori Wille G

        NGEK… so if you had a child aged 16, it’s ok that he’s already drinking and SMOKING?? even people who do these vices are not proud that they do them. mga artista, nakita mong mag-pose ng may alak at sigarilyo for everyone to see?? si anne curtis siguro kaya nga kasalanan ni anne curtis yan. but then again, anne is already past 21, not 16.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

        i started drinking at the age of 15 under my parents supervision one thing is because of the tradition in mom’s side of the family but of course even though i had my parents blessing may rules parin like i can only drink 1 glass of wine when i’m not at home and can only drink at home. when it comes to smoking i don’t smoke my parents also don’t allow it. 

        Kids today graduates from  high school  at the age of 16,17, and 18 on rare cases 15 i think the goal of the parents with kids graduating HS at these ages when introducing smoking and drinking even though they are minors  is to protect and educate their kids. In college there are more vices there than you can imagine someone can offer you a cigarette but it turns out to be rolled up marijuana but if you’ve had an experience in smoking  ( doesn’t mean you have to be a smoker ) you would smell the difference of a real cigarette and a rolled  marijuana even if it wasn’t lit up yet. A bartender or anyone for that matter who has date drugs can put it in your kids beer and if your kid is a minor attending college has no idea of what beer tastes like she could be a victim of rape. Date drugs dissolved in alcohol makes the alcoholic drink bitter and turns a light colored alcoholic drink blue.   i know this because a deceased friend of mine was a victim of the “date drugs” she was 17 when she attended college. if you think that peer pressure in high school is extreme in college peer pressure can push you to the edge lalo na pag freshmen ka sa college. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DYEN4CVEVZVP3EYX7JOADNVJ6Q John Jake

         wag na tayong maging mga epokrito.. sino bang malinis sa atin para husgasan kaagad ang isang tao base sa isang picture lang?

      • cablero inc

        ako nung nakita ko na menor de edad sya

      • reychop

         Ang babaw mo naman pala. Tsk tsk tsk.

      • antonioluna

        ang punto doon hindi pang public ang mga litrato nakaprivate ang eskwelahan na pinapasukan nya ay nangingialam pati sa pribadong buhay ng tao, unahin nyong parusahan ang mga rapist nyong damaso, nagbikini lang yong tao big deal na sa inyo mga ipokrito.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/54M5UOMVB2SA24X4TGOSWDSIWU yahoo-54M5UOMVB2SA24X4TGOSWDSIWU

        When you post something in facebook what does it mean? does it mean you don’t want it to be publish or do you want your friends and classmate to see the said Photo…what’s more demeaning is that the girl posted it as her profile pic. so when you type her name that said photo will be be seen by all the people subscribed to facebook. If you want privacy and aninomity don’t post it on facebook…its a social network not a private album. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/F5AFDVSVNARLKDXSEHA333VXJY Rjay Buckz

        Her lawyer said the Facebook account was “PRIVATE” and limited to friends so school officials obtained information that was “NOT FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION.”  at hindi sya naka primary photo.. at kung tutuusin, mas masahol pa ang mga kaso ng mga hypocrisy at rapist na damaso kesa sa minorde edad na nakabikini sa beach. magulat tayo kung naka corporate attire sya habang naliligo,,

      • TerminallyCapricornous

        HE’S SMOKING. AND DRINKING. This is NOT about the bikini. And what is the “friends” of hers reported it to the school officials? Malay mo nalaswaan ‘din sila. 

      • cablero inc

        ang profile pics sa facebook ay nakikita ng lahat parang yung profile pic mo dito na mukhang kuting so minor na pusa iyon ngayon dagdagan mo ng yosi at toma tapos pagbikinihin mo oks ba

      • antonioluna

        ang ganda ng halimbawa mo hehehe

      • SuntLuminaSunt

        At a family outing, meaning her parents are fine with it. Why should the school’s rules take precedence over the parents’?

      • cablero inc

        when the parents agreed to those rules when enrolled the child

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

        wow…a school having more authority than the parents OUTSIDE school premises..first time in history…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G6AA3CJWEBXOVH6RTORLMUJKCY Lori Wille G

        may ka-lip-locking pa nga RAW eh…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thayk-Ferols/1170765334 Thayk Ferols

     What’s the issue, I often saw a scantily clad icon of a nailed man in a public area–inside most of the catholic chapels and churches….

    • Panotcha

      …and you “eat” his body and “drink” his blood.  O_o

    • cablero inc

      yup but he was not a minor

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

    Sobra namang mali ang rules ng paaralan ito! Tama na magturo sila ng mabuting asal(contrary sa ginawa nga bata) pero panghimasukan na ang mga pribadong buhay ng mga estudyante nila ay di na maganda. Ipatupad nila ang kanilang batas sa loob ng paraalan lang at pag nasa labas na, ipaubaya na lang nila yan sa kanilang mga magulang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SASWMOCLURVDPTNY3ACUI2FMAQ Johny Bravo

    solely for publication purposes….nothing interesting about this news…

  • fairtruth

    Its a very strict religious school  of girls kasi.  Infact, regularly, it conducts measure on the proper lenght  of the uniform of the students.  Allegedly, it also prescribes the proper haircut and hair clips of its students and they are prohibited even to wear colored underwears…..Bottomline is that there is a rule prescribed for each students to follow…and if those students do not like those rule, they can very well get out of that school ….Now heres the issue of that student violating the “sense of decency” AS PRESCRIBED BY THE ADMINISTRATION.. In my own point of view,  the school is right.  It has its rule to be followed… otherwise these rules shall become toothless and the school will lose its face…. Anyway the students are not forced to enroll in that school… Its by their own compulsion to enroll in that school with the promise and guarantee that they shall follow its rules and regulations… The punishment imposed by the school is quite fair….infact for me..that’s humane enough..otherwise..if they strictly follow the law, the administration may not have allowed the student to graduate.  THERE IS NO PROHIBITION FOR THE STUDENT TO GRADUATE….SHE IS ALLOWED TO GRADUATE…the only penalty is that she cannot take part in that graduation ceremony….We must also take into account the prestige of the school which is the very reason why several parents let their students enrolled in that school because it assures them of their desired training on decency and maybe morality…otherwise..without that added and most valued shall we say LEGACY OR PRIDE, the school will be the same as other private schools….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

      If they do insist to punish the concern student because it is written in their rule and to save their faces, then it is time to change that rule and restrict it within the school premises only. 

      Personally, I don’t like these catholic private schools. In fact my daughter is studying in a public school. Catholic school maybe better in academic side but I don’t want my daughter to to learn false biblical teachings.  

      • cablero inc

        if it was written as a rule when the student enrolled it is not to save face becoz how would they know that this issue would happen.  so sure that it false biblical teachings.  do the public school use a different bible from what the catholic schools use

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Catechists(Catholic) are some of the religious teachers in public school and it is not compulsory if you want to attend or not unlike in catholic schools, you are forced to participate against your will.

        You are asking if same bible? It should, be but I don’t see them carrying one. However, interpretation is different and I found it wrong…..  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

      prohibiting colored underwear? that’s stupid..

  • http://twitter.com/SIPALA PRINCE J TUBONGBANUA

    WHY? we not give the apportunity to student up on stage for the moment of his life nor to ignore her

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YMZOG5S4GB6643MRN6PQFTLH5I Stefie

    hypocrisy. i was also bullied in elementary and high school by zealous insane nuns and teachers who accuses me of being malantod/haliparot/loose woman. Going as far as I was the topic of their lunch break gossip saying I am most likely be the first to get pregnant out of wedlock or i wont finish school. The Principal even ask my mom to have my virginity checked. All this started when a guy left a bouquet of pink carnations at the guardhouse with my name on it. I’m 31 now. A College graduate. Lost my virginity to my husband when I was 28. Successful. The guy who left that carnation became my husband. School should be a cradle of Love and trust. It should guide students not persecute them when they cannot abide to the norms. I am very thankful that my parents are sane enough not to judge me or punished me prematurely.  

    • cablero inc

      if it was hipocrisy they would have been very nice and appreciative of you but will talk bad about you as soon as you were gone.  if you were bullied then they were just strict and not hypocrites. frankly do you think you will still be the you that you are now without those nuns or was it their nagging that made you want to prove them wrong

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YMZOG5S4GB6643MRN6PQFTLH5I Stefie

        i appreciate your feedback. What I mean about “Hypocrisy” is the fact that nuns and should not act as if they are “oh so pure” when their “thoughts are  not pure. they should not bare false witness (saying you are a whore or tagged you as one) They  have to  practice what they preach.  

        8th Commandment: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

        As for my success if you may allow me to call it as such, I credit that to those people who were “christian” enough not to judge a 12 year old girl. 

        As for your thoughts that “their “nagging” made me want to prove them wrong? Hahahaha!!! They were not my motivation. Not then. Not now. 

        Going back to the issue at hand, these girls can be reprimanded. Maybe an E for conduct or non recommendation to their dream university. But refusing them to graduate or to march is just so juvenile. Schools should nourish, educate, guide  their students, not to kick them to the curb when they are already down and humiliated. Besides these girls are “paying” for their education. Otra kosa if they are a full scholar. If that’s the case, they are in every whim of the nuns. Thoughts to ponder:Matthew 23:3  So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

        you dont know what you are talking about. she broke the rules she got to be punshed. thats simple..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G6AA3CJWEBXOVH6RTORLMUJKCY Lori Wille G

        Isn’t that harsher to be not recommended to your dream university? That is stigma already. The school gave the first girl a D for personality, but later changed to C for humanitarian reasons. They were allowed to graduate, just not march. I wonder what school you came from for your principal to ask your mom about your virginity. You must’ve given them a real bad impression. :D

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YMZOG5S4GB6643MRN6PQFTLH5I Stefie

        malate catholic school. my then suitor sent flowers everyday. he is my husband now. Gave them a bad impression? Because no one sends them flowers? Hah! Typical better than everyone personality. Your comment is farce. It’s like saying rape the girl because she’s in a polka dot bikini. 

      • pility

        based on your reasons, malandi ka nga. no wonder.  

  • DondonSantosJr

    16yo bikini, picture, facebook, that spells trouble. I can understand picture picture, pose pose tayo sa beach with the barkada, its more fun (ika nga) pero nakalimutan natin “Think, Before You Click” sabi nga di ba, anything you put in the net, it’s there forever.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MF3UPUR432DF3GPM5VTL4JBEOQ Krunch

    Asan yung facebook account niya? Pacheck naman

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Antonio-Rosel/100000186117227 Antonio Rosel

    Its their standard buti nga pina graduate pa. di na lang kick out. isipin mo nakalagay ang name ng school sa page nila tapos may alcohol pa sila. Ano na lang ang sasabihin ng mga makakakita  sa page nila ? Ang totoo ay biktima ang mga bata sa mga media ginagamit nila at kakulanga sa supervision ng nakakatanda. huli na tapos na ang graduation.

  • T. Tinio

    a party or other private activity maybe outside the school’s supervision. when pictures from the private activity is posted in the Internet then it becomes public and the school has all the right to step in. after all she is still part of the school and whether she likes it or not, she is a representative of the school.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000640930167 Renz Quincy

    i think the judge should take into account the circumstance/s under which the photo/s was/were taken. family outing naman pala at hindi naman sa kabastusan o kagaguhang pamamaraan. grow up, people,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    this is actually child abuse as defined under RA 7610.  If the school persists, send the principal and the teachers to jail.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QLJVBKX5Z5UGZCIPODKD7HZTYU jackh

      Where does it say that this is child abuse? Article and Section number please.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

        based on the RA 7610 Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), “Child abuse” refers to the infliction of physical or psychological injury, cruelty to, or neglect, sexual abuse or exploitation of a child…..so long as the child suffers psychological injury (and the public embarrassment suffered by the denial of being part of commencement is something i doubt she will forget). Section 3 of RA 7610, particularly “psychological…abuse” and “emotional maltreatment” [paragraph (b)(1)] as well as “[a]ny act by deeds or words which debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth and dignity of a child as a human being” [paragraph (b)(2)].  as an example, remember the willie revillame case when he had that crying dancing boy incident?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G6AA3CJWEBXOVH6RTORLMUJKCY Lori Wille G

        Their ways are no longer children’s ways.  They choose to drink and smoke, which are things (vices actually) that minors should not do.  And they post it like they’re proud of their pictures and their actions.  They are fully aware of what they’ve done and that’s why they’re embarrassed now to face the public.  Marami nang nangyayaring mali sa mundo at kahanga-hanga ang school na yan to stand their ground.  This should serve as a lesson to students below the collegiate level.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

        they are still minors in the eyes of the law despite their actions that’s the point.

      • LN30954

        Yes, they are minors.. and the more the training should be sound at their young age. The accountability then of the parents is greater, their children being minors, kasi sila dapat ang nakatutok sa mga gawain ng mga eto. But for the parents to sue the school for the discipline it imposed.. sends a wrong signal to the minds of these teeners. Pag kinukunsinti ng magulang ang kamalian ng bata.. lumalaki sila na walang remorse or guilt for their wrong-doings. They think their wrongs will be put to right na walang consequences.. or hindi ininda ang mga consequences.. kung baga.. manhid.> The bill that Sen Kiko presented and it passed.. not to put minors in jail for the crimes they do.. ngayon, ginagamit sila ng mga magulang nila.. at pag nahuli, may handang birth certificate ang mga nanay.. para mapalaya ang anak. Ang dapat somebody to draft another bill… ang mga magulang ang makulong.. o d pangangaralan nila ang mga anak nila na lumayo sa gulo. They are minors, yes.. but growing up with wrong values.. pose problems now and in the future.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QLJVBKX5Z5UGZCIPODKD7HZTYU jackh

        I don’t think you could call what the school did “child abuse.” It was a punishment, and a well-deserved one. They were still able to graduate, but weren’t able to join the commencement exercises. It’s not really much of a big deal. I remember the Willie Revillame case, and that certainly was child abuse, but this isn’t. The boy in the show was asked to dance lewdly in front of an audience of adults. The girls here were denied participation in the commencement exercises because they did something wrong. If it were up to me, the parents of the girls should be the ones suffering for misguiding such young minds.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QLJVBKX5Z5UGZCIPODKD7HZTYU jackh

    Sa totoo lang, ang magulang ng mga bata ang may kasalanan. Anong klaseng matinong magulang ang papayag na uminom at manigarilyo ang 16 years old na bata? Alam naman pala nila na against yun sa rules ng school nila, tapos ipopost pa nila sa Facebook. Buti nga ang school binigay pa ang diploma at report card nila eh. Wala silang karapatan na kasuhan ang school dahil sila naman ang mali.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Zahl/1670371040 Steven Zahl

    Taliban Nuns

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/23IUXNEBMSR62KJ36JB4A5C5UM gachzon08

    Ganon talaga kapag mga catholic school, mahigpit talaga in terms of school policies. Na-experience ko yan dahil nung elementary ako sa catholic school din ako nag-aral. Minsan kasi, sa totoo lang, nakakasakal ang mga policies na ini-implement ng mga catholic school. Kaya minsan, yung mga ibang estudyente sa catholic school, kapag nasa labas na ng campus, nagiging pakawala sila. Effect na din siguro yun dahil nakakasakal sa loob ng campus. Sa labas sila ng campus nakaka-experience ng freedom. Dapat din siguro na maging aware din ang mga Catholic Schools na sila ang pangalawang tahanan ng mga estudyante, dapat komportable din ang mga estudyante sa school. At sa aking opinyon, walang mali ang mga estudyante, ang may mali ay ang STC dahil ipinagkait nila ang isa sa mga importanteng araw sa mga estudyante na makaakyat ng stage at makuha ang kanilang diploma at naging “OA” sila. May mali rin ang mga magulang dahil hindi nila nasusubaybayan ng mabuti ang kanilang mga anak.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G6AA3CJWEBXOVH6RTORLMUJKCY Lori Wille G

    If it was a private FB account, then most likely a friend or classmate saw it and informed the school. Doon pa lang alam na na mali kasi sila-sila rin naman ang magsusumbungan diyan.  For sure, the girl who posted the pics didn’t think of her handbook or school. Dami mga bata ngayon naglalakwatsa in their school uniform. You are the ones who bring honor to your school, and that is why these girls failed. Catholic school pa mandin sila.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/OTZ7IMSSVGQ3I66B2YUJKG7VDA Lina

      you can’t open facebook accounts in school. if there was an informant admin would have named her..eh wala naman eh..please read the other 2 articles regarding this matter.. :)

  • rnoldrmada

    Am I reading this correctly that this young girl goes to a catholic school? From all the fuzz about posting of her picture clad in binkinis I thought she was going to a madrasa and that she broke a sharia law.
    I think the school overreacted with imposing the punishment they gave her. It makes one feel like it’s the inquisition all over again with church acting like your own “big brother and sister”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

      kaya nga Catholic school eh, may moral na dapat sundin.. enroll mo sa school nyo na pwede magturo teacher na nakahubad at pwede pumasok students na naka hubo para maganda. Minsan may mga batas na dapat sundin kung ayaw sumunod may penalty, ganun talaga.

      • rnoldrmada

        Just so you know, Facebook is private and personal. Even freaking governments cannot infringe nor have a say on this right of an individual. Now for a school to to exert its authority on what is and what is not allowed to post in their students’ Facebook account is stepping way beyond their legal boundaries. But I guess your simplicity denies you to comprehened what I’m trying to say.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZS2DG54GHTF7WV34AKNR6JSRE ferds

      You better request the school authority for a  student handbook and read the rules  and regulation.    

  • RRSPEAK

    This is a very good Moral Lesson for flirty girls. Let us all remember that Flirty Girls who bare their SKIN, cause men to SIN !!! (ref: Matthew 5:27-28). Let us also continue to meditate on the lessons of life, for a MORAL A DAY keeps those BLUNDERS AWAY. ………… Tayo nga’y laging magbulaybulay sa mga LEKSYON NG BUHAY, upang tayo’y makaiwas sa mga LIKONG KLASE NG PAMUMUHAY. ((^_^)) ☻☺☻☺☻

  • agaylaya

    I think the real tragedy here is that at this time and age, most people still maintain  an inordinate and   distorted sense of value to a piece of paper called a diploma. Removed of its embellishments (Recto made or otherwise), a diploma is nothing but a certificate stating that a person “bought” school services from XY institution for x number of years under certain rules and regulations.

     I would like to make an extreme analogy to prove my point….. Go out and buy the services of a massage parlor. You pay x amount of money (tuition) in return for y services (lessons) given by z person (teacher) within a given time period under certain rules and regulations (curriculum and handbook) and supervised by a parlor manager (Principal/Dean). Now, to show that you successfully bought their services, you ask the parlor to issue you a certificate of completion (a diploma) and also ask them to give you a grade as a customer. …Absolutely absurd isn’t it?!!. But definitely you would have  learned something in that massage parlor.

    Now go back to that diploma issued by the school. It does not really say much about who you  are as a person. Neither does it guarantee that you have acquired certain values, or have honest to goodness education. It simply says that you fulfilled the requirements (measured in units) for x degree or high school curriculum. Now, try asking the massage parlor to issue you a similar piece of paper stating that you bought their services and that you completed such services with honors (whatever this means) following their rules and regulations. To be sure that the parlor diploma is authentic, ask the masseur her (his) signature, plus the signature of the parlor owner and the cashier and then have it stamped. But of course the parlor must have accreditation from Ched, Deped or Tesda. You got my drift? he he

    The truth is that the modern day school is nothing but a seller of services which are supposed (assumed) to result in a person getting education. To prove that the person indeed has education, they issue him a certificate for buying their services. hahaha.. AND they make a big fuss in “awarding” that diploma by inventing graduation (commencement) exercises!!! Imagine the massage parlor giving diploma in a grand graduation ceremony!

    The school is an absurd institution. It is the only service establishment granted power  by the government to issue grades and certificate to its customers for having bought their services. The problem is that the customers started to love the grades and the diplomas rather than the services given by the school.  

    If you like diplomas.. you can buy them anytime at Recto. You can even design one purportedly issued by Maalikaya School of Massage.   

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WT5ZX5O7ZBC6Z3LXFA4UIQZC3I emajega

      oh ya how come you went to school anyway. tell that to your own children lets see how they react…

      • agaylaya

        My beef is not about the school per se but the inordinate use of grades and diplomas as source of unjust power and authority of schools even in situations no longer connected with the task of educating persons. The ability to withhold grades or diplomas gave these schools almost tyrannical authority over people without the latter knowing what they are getting into. There are excellent schools out there giving quality educational services without using grades or diplomas as basis of their authority.

    • Mamang Pulis

      extreme nga ang analogy brad….pero nakalimutan mo rin na pinaka masarap na buhay sa isang teenager yun high school at yun aakyat sa entablado.

      ngayun tablado sila dahil ‘nageenjoy’ sila ng kabataan nila.

      kaluoy….[kawawa] 

      • agaylaya

        Ang tinutukoy ko ay ang maling paggamit ng diploma para magkaruon ng sobrang kapangyarihan ang isang eskwelahan para maghingi ng kung ano anung requirements at rules na wala naman talagang kinalaman sa eduskasyon. Sa kasalukuyang sistema, pwedeng magtago ang isang bulok na eskwelahan sa likod ng magarang diploma na wala namang nilalaman kundi ang pagsunod sa mga unecessary requirements. Masaya nga yung kabataan na umakyat sa entablado at tumangap ng kanyang diploma na wala namang tunay na edukasyon na natangap. Gusto ko lang ipakita sa extreme analogy ko na ang edukasyon ay nangagaling sa lahat ng institutions na we are in contact with. Sobra nating bigyan ng halaga ang eskwelahan at ang diploma..tuloy nagiging alipin at sunod sunuran na lang kung ano mang patakaran ang binibigay without question. Para sa akin alisin na lang natin yung power ng school na magbigay ng grades at diploma. May mas maganda pang mga paraan upang manumbalik ang mga paaralan sa tunay nilang misyon na mag bigay ng tunay na edukasyon. Marami na ang mga eskwelahan na walang grades or diploma ngunit maganda and serbisyo nila sa pagtulong sa mga bata na makamit ang tunay na edukasyon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zon-Di/778089804 Zon Di

        hnd nmn sila pinilit na mag enroll sa school na may OA na batas ng catholic school eh.

        sila mismo ang kusang pumunta dun at nag enroll.
        so in doing so, inembrace na nila ung batas ng school.

        intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zon-Di/778089804 Zon Di

      we share similar thoughts but i long concluded that tao lang tau. we are not perfect and so are our creations. 

      and will you stand for experimental education for your child? don’t think so…
      that’s why conventional education still is present.

      • Neal Caffrey

        I better home-school my child.

  • amelius23

    The parents received a dose of their own medicine. This will be a lesson to other parents their moral responsibilities in exposing their children to the elements. They knew about the school rules about body exposure and they condone their daughter’s misdemeanor.

    • reychop

      And the lesson therefore is to not enroll your children in Catholic schools. Better send them off to public schools in order for funding to shift and eliminate the private institutions. That’s better, eh? I think that’s extremely suicidal for Catholic schools.

  • archangel uriel

    hindi naman siguro nagsigarilyo o umiinom ng alak na nasa facebuk humahawak lang may masama ba dun?  eh kung nagpopose lang kaya ung dalagita na para bagang nagmomodelo may masama ba dun??? kung nagpose na nakabikini at nasa beach sila, anong masama dun. kung may katabing boys at naglalandian at nakikita sa facebuk yun ang talagang di tama. kuha nyo ???!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QLJVBKX5Z5UGZCIPODKD7HZTYU jackh

      Oo, may mali dun dahil minors sila. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zon-Di/778089804 Zon Di

      wala yan sa may masama ba o wala. may rules ang school na dapat sundin.
      kht sobrang one sided ang rules nila, un parin ang BATAS nila.
      The students and parents are well aware of the rules of the school, they should follow it.

      kht na akuin pa ng parents ung kasalanan ng bata nothing will change na xa ung nsa photos. and even though it’s “private” to friends it is still in the realms of the internet. 
      the school just followed the rules and administered a punishment.
      These are the rules she broke:
      l. POSSESSION of alcoholic drinks outside the school campus. 2. engaging in immoral, indecent, obscene or lewd acts.3. smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages in public places 4. apparel that EXPOSES underwear and 5. posing and uploading pictures on the    INTERNET that entail ample body EXPOSURE. 

      MORAL OF THE STORY – WAG IPASOK SA CATHOLIC SCHOOL ANG ANAK KUNG D NYA KAYANG SUMUNOD SA PATAKARAN AT KUNG D KAYANG SUPORTAHAN NG MAGULANG ANG ANAK SA PAG SUNOD NITO!

      • LN30954

        yes. kahit private pa yan.. alam naman nila that nothing stays private there at fb. the fact that she posted it on fb.. the possibility of it going around is there.. alam nila yan. you post on FB.. you want people to see! but then, the issue is not just the posing in a bikini.. it’s a long string of misbehavior in the campus.. and according to a faculty who didn’t want to be named.. that was just a tip of the iceberg. i believe these girls are notorious in the school for behavior not appropriate .. the reason they were given a D for conduct.. but upon parents’ pleading for leniency.. was raised to C (pass). Yes, parents have a big responsiility.. tama ka.. sa moral of the story mo. In this case, the action of parents (to sue the school for … what.. not allowing their kids to march?.. this is harsh??) is sending the wrong signal to the kids. Kahit mali kukunsintihin.. through legal action pa.. tuloy lumalaki sila na alam nila na andyan ang magulang nila to make their mistakes look right.. and get them off any moral accountability. Bata ang mg eto.. lalong dapat tama ang approach ng mga magulang..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZS2DG54GHTF7WV34AKNR6JSRE ferds

    Ayan madala kayo, may rules and regulations ang school..    Kung gusto ninyo lumipat kayo sa iba. Sa government school, puede sya kasi bulok din ang pamamalakad duon, Bagay ang anak ninyo sa ganung systema.

    Ang magulang konsentedor pa.  heheheheh

    • reychop

      It’s not being konsentedor. It’s defending the rights of your children against unjust punishment and violation of individual rights. The school have no right to punish them in the first place because the photos were taken on a private trip which by the way is in no way related to the school.

  • pility

    RT bJsdert The thing is Catholic school nga naman sila and they’re supposed to teach values not just within school premises but also outside. We have to remember that being a Catholic is a lifestyle and not a label. Good job to STC! At least they’re not like any other Catholic schools na front lang ang pagiging Catholic school.

    if you choose to be Catholic, live with it. if you can’t, get out of it. if you stay, you don’t have to follow the Church. you can always go back to the Bible. the Church doesn’t have to meddle.
     

  • DonQuixoteDeRizal

    I can sense a lot of hyprocisy here.

    I stand with the parents’ disappointment towards the school.

  • LN30954

    Hi. I am not a Theresian but I want to express my support on
    the decision of the school to bar the erring students from joining the
    commencement exercises on March 30, 2012. It stood its ground in upholding the
    principles/values and moral discipline it wished to inculcate in its students.
    It being a school that believes in the teachings of Christ, it forms its
    policies, rules and regulations based on these teachings, I’d like to believe,
    and uses these to mold their students. The school becomes an authority over the
    students with this set of principles. The Bible says in Romans 13:1 (Submission
    to the Authorities) ..”Let every person be subject to the governing
    authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist
    have been instituted by God.” When students of the school are disobedient
    to the school’s policies, this is disobedience to God (and parents should teach
    their children this). Sadly, parents’ actions (made legal through the court..
    but is it moral?).. against the school for its imposition of penalty/ies for
    their children’s disobedience are just teaching the wrong values to them. The
    children grow up thinking that the wrongs they do can be twisted to look right
    and get them off the hook. This is why our society is turning out to be like
    this. The younger generation frowns at accountability .. disregards any moral
    obligations they should have.. towards others.. towards themselves.

     

    Today’s CDN’s Editorial: “Nobody is above the Law.”.. Not
    true. GOD IS above the law. And if school’s policies were created based on the
    teachings of Christ.. and man’s law (through a human judge) will try to protect
    the one disobeying policies based on Christian values.. then the school will rather
    obey God than men. Such civil disobedience of the law, in this case, a court
    order.. to follow God’s law .. He being above the law.. is just. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      the God that I know is a forgiving God. Maybe yours is different, a ruthless one like some hypocritical members of the catholic church. So please don’t use the name of God to justify an un-Godly act.

      • pility

        look around you. that is what you get with taking so much advantage of God’s power to forgive. if you’re mindset is God’s gonna forgive us no matter what, when will people start to act morally?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        are we talking here of hardened criminals? or a repeat offender? what a hypocritical stance. Parang mga manang ng simbahan akala mo sinong malilinis pero sila ang maraming ginagawang un-Christian

      • LN30954

        we sometimes only paint one character of God because that is what we want.. a forgiving God, a loving God.. that He is.. but He is also a just God and a Holy God and will not tolerate sin. And, i believe that was not an un-Godly act that the school did. It’s discipline.. and the Bible approves of discipline… which in this case is not harsh.

      • LN30954

        ..and my God is a truly loving God who forgives when He sees a truly repentant heart.. but, it doesn’t mean He will shield me from the consequences of my bad actions. He will allow me to suffer, if need be.. if only to refine my character..  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        Loving god my a s s. And oh yeah, that’s the reason why your god cuddles priests who molest boys. Repentant? Tell that to your god

      • LN30954

        Like I said.. it’s God who sees the heart.. it’s Him who truly sees a repentant heart.. not us. So leave that between them.. the priest and God. The priest is accountable to God for his actions. Check yours with God.. see yourself first.. and be truly honest about what you see. That’s between you and Him.. what does He see?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        Accountable to your god so those erring priests are not being punished and instead are just being transferred by their bishops to other parishes. So in their case it’s your god who will punish them.

        Meanwhile, in the GRAVE SIN of the girls who wore a bikini in a beach party, its the nuns who punished them readily. A harsh punishment considering the nature of their offense.

        Now, nasan ang consitency ng logic mo?

      • LN30954

        More than the wearing of bikini that has been posted .. the BIG issue is the girls’ disobedience to the rules and policies of the school. they knew such is prohibited as the school’s handbook is specific and clear on these rules. they knew yet they didn’t heed. how can you teach obedience.. and they had been warned.. if they do not listen? the parents were telling the nuns to  just make them clean classrooms as punishment but the principal said that was too easy. a disciplinary action should be one that “hurts” to teach them a lesson. true. it is not disciplining if the lesson doesn’t sink in. Now, your issue with the priests.. do you know that a truly repentant heart (and only God sees that) is forgiven by a loving and forgiving God? You yourself said that your God is  a forgiving God. We don’t know how God will deal  with the priests. God is sovereign.. He can do whatever He wants. Who are we, mere creations of an almighty Creator, to question that? And we, who do not see the inner circle of the priests and bishops.. do not know how the priest offenders are being “punished”. Nothing.. and no-one escapes God’s judgement..    

    • reychop

       That last paragraph is skewed, logically. If you enter gods into the equation of laws, you are violating the separation of church and state, because technically, the judiciary is a branch of the state. If gods are above the law, then we are facing an arbitrary and corrupt system which eventually cause the system to crumble. You continue to defend the actions of this school based on your personal convictions. If you assess it through the lens of the law, the school have made a grievous crime. That’s all there is to it.

  • SG0609

    The school thought they were prostitutes….banal na aso, santong kabayo…hypocrites…

    • LN30954

      no, this is untrue. the school didn’t think they were prostitutes.. it was just disciplining inappropriate behavior.. and it should! when i put my children to school, i don’t limit the education to academic.. i want them to inculcate sound christian values that will mold them into good and law-abiding citizens. ang eskwela at ang pamilya.. magka-tuwang in building the character of my children..

      • http://www.facebook.com/fe.alburo Fe Alburo

        i agree. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        not true? c’mon! the nuns called the girls “S L U T S”! and don’t you think that is far more inappropriate and obscene than wearing a bikini in a beach party? anong klaseng madre sila with such a foul mouth? anong klaseng disiplina ang maibibgay ng mga ganyang klaseng tao na bastos ang bunganga. and for you that’s discipline?

        oh well, under the philippine laws they certainly violated certain rights and they have to pay for that. magdasal na sila sa diyos nila at sa mga paring nangahahalay ng mga bata at walang ginagawa ang simbahan. (dito, naka bikini lang sinira na nila ang pangalan at dangal ng mga bata)

      • LN30954

        again, that is not true. students and faculty of the school (and alumni) who know the nuns.. and who also know the girls involved.. do not buy this story that the nuns said this. but anyway.. let God search the hearts of each and everyone involved.. He knows the whole truth.. and each will be accountable to Him in the end. These girls are young.. may they be guided by their parents accordingly. More importantly, instill in these young minds the importance of obedience as what the Bible teaches. Sadly, for the parents to respond with a lawsuit against the school for disciplining their children for inappropriate behavior.. sends the wrong signal to their children in handling problems. I hold the parents accountable.. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        it’s in the court complaint. and they did not deny that. ikaw lang ngayon ang tumatanggi na sinabi nila yan.

        discipline? and you bar them from attending graduation for wearing a bikini? you call that discipline?

        is that what your bible says about SINS as minor as DRESS CODE at a time even nuns and priests are watching nootime shows showing girls in skimpy dresses and they don’t complain

      • LN30954

        yes. discipline. they were barred from marching and going upstage.. but  they graduated. They met the requirements academically.. but in conduct they had to be given the just action. that’s an appropriate discipline imposed by the nuns. discipline has to hurt for the lesson to sink in. The punishment was not physical to which I will react if it had been.. but it had to hurt to put across the message. And like I said.. it’s the DISOBEDIENCE, the breaking of school rules. These children are under the authority of the school and therefore are expected to abide by its rules. Re: the court complaint.. the nuns denied they uttered such words. Local papers reported that. Re: the noontime shows.. we cannot totally say if they don’t complain… but then, these girls in the noontime show are not under their stewardship. Their immediate concerns are  their girls in the school.. they have the authority over them in disciplining.. in teaching.. in guiding. When the parents put their children in this school, they gave that authority to the school.

      • reychop

         We have to remember first that the alleged photos were photos from a private trip. We have to ask then if the school have the authority to use these as grounds for punishment when in the first place, it was a private affair. What matters now is the question of jurisdiction. Can the school really punish these students on the grounds of private affairs?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        and any school in the country should not violate the basic rights of any Filipino citizens. that’s basic and no one is exempt from that, not even the hypocritical nuns

  • Neal Caffrey

    narrow-minded, self-proclaimed saints of the modern world! 

    kala ng mga madre sila na ang pinakamalinis! 

    ilan ang itlog ni father, sister? 

    yung mga bootlickers na lay officials, la na sigurong malilipatan na school if they decide for the students kasi paalisin sila ng mga madre. 

    what the school officials did, defying the TRO, a lawful order, is a mockery of the law…cite them in contempt!

    parang mga sinong santo kung umasta, bulok din naman! 

    • UdanZi

      kung ganitong pagiisip meron tayo, wag na tayong magtaka kung bakit walang nangyayari sa pilipinas. you can’t blame the past. bulok ka nang bulok. e kung subukan mong mamuhay at magisip nang maayos.

      • Neal Caffrey

        baka pag iisip at buhay mo ang magulo. ayusin mo kaya.

      • UdanZi

        i pity you.

      • Neal Caffrey

        Thanks! But I don’t need it. Keep it to yourself. You need it most than I do.

      • reychop

         Neal, you don’t seem to understand the main issue here which is the contempt for court. In the very first place, the trip was private, not school-related. In another issue, the school ignored the court order. This system has to be corrected, if we are to uphold the rule of law. Unfortunately for you, you just keep on judging without actually putting yourself in the shoes of the “victims”.

      • Neal Caffrey

        You better read my previous comments before you react on the last one. 

    • generalproblem

      ang problema kasi sayo eh dimo naman inaalam na may rules yung school at na violate ng school at may punishment sila. buti nga di sila expelled eh. siguro yung school mo walang rules na ganyan walang problema kahit mag post ka ng hubo sa fb. sorry may rules yung school eh kaya stop it. kung hindi ka katoliko sigurado dimo alam yung rules kaya basa ka muna bago mo tanungin kung ilan ang itlog ni father. hindi porket may tro na ni release eh order na yun bobo ka pala e meron sinusunod ang tro bago ito ma implement kung nababasa yung tro ni gma siguro maintindihan mo bakit hindi pumayag si delima dahil invalid ang tro pag di satisfyyung requirements. aral ka muna ha

      • Neal Caffrey

        Baka ikaw yung hindi nag aral?  Isa ka rin yatang self-proclaimed saint. 

        Dapat malaman mo na lahat ng labag sa constitution ay hindi sinusunod. Basahin mo ‘yung bill of rights mo, in case hindi mo nabasa. Kung nabasa mo man, intindihin mo ng maigi. 

        Isa ka din yatang blind follower; isang Catholic fanatic who does not question the faith. Palibhasa, natuto kang sumunod ng sumunod. Siguro nga, ikaw ay isang uto-uto. Kawawang nilalang. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

    TAMAAN SANA NG KIDLAT ANG MGA SUMUSUNOD:

    * Mga ipokritong nagkokondena sa mga batang involved sa controversy na to, pero nagusuot din ng bikini at nagpo post sa kanilang Facebook

    * Mga taong mapag malinis pero nakikipagtalik din sa kanilang mga partners na di pa kasal, at yan ay bawal sa batas ng simbahan di ba?

    * Mga gumagawa ng mas malala pa sa pagsusuot ng bikini pero kung maka comment dito akala mo santo

    * Lahat ng mga religious hypocrites

    • LN30954

      what an immature response..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        And what the nuns did was a mature response?

      • LN30954

        yes. it was. they were disciplining.. not wishing for the lightning to strike the kids down.. :-(  They acted appropriately to a problem..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        and the discipline, probably based on your religious teachings, was not to talk to them first? instead, to close the gates bar them from entering the school on the day of their graduation so they could not participate in an event that WOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN in their lifetime. and that is how the Catholics discipline their flock?

      • generalproblem

        pwede uli sila mag enroll ng 4th year sa school na pinasukan mo pwede yata dun ang naka bikini sa graduation.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        stupid argument, kasing istupido kang mag isip ng mga madreng yon

    • UdanZi

      you’re just justifying your un-Christian acts by calling everyone hypocrites. just so you know, virgins still exist, conservatives still exist, and people who live by the words of God still exist. and please shut up! go somewhere with your kind.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        if being good christian is gauged based on what you wear, i’d rather be an atheist and go somewhere else free from hypocrites of your kind

      • UdanZi

        being good Christians isn’t about what they wear or how. ang babaw mo. it’s a product of values formation which i believe you don’t have. 

        and no one’s stopping you from being atheist or whatever of your kind. GO! and stop bashing people just because they live the way you don’t. magbikini ka sa mall. magsex ka kung kanino. be the god of your own religion but don’t touch other people’s religion.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        review what you’ve said and you have the gall to lecture here about values formation!

        bunch of hypocrites

      • Neal Caffrey

        Calling the religious hypocrites as they really are does not mean one does not believe in God. There are those who believe yet they are not hypocrites like you! Pity on you. 

    • generalproblem

      ganun ba lahat ng religious hypocrite bakit sino ang sinasamba mo si satanas. bobo kapa pala eh may rules ang school at tinangap nila yung rules bago sila pinayagan na mag aral dun. they violates the rule so may punsihment. ngayon mag reklamo sila. dapat nga sa mga yan expelled eh. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FF2UL77I4O4GZOORHGWT7FALOU Tim A

    if it happened in my school, the rest of the students would protest and sit on the stage or not show up at all either….

    • generalproblem

      really. catholic school din kayo?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        i hope not, dahil napakaraming itinatagong imoralidad sa mga catholic schools

      • pyhiG

        the point is not about private catholic schools hiding immoral acts, but a student with an immodest picture posted on social network which is against the policies of this private catholic school.

        i posted my own picture with a two piece swimsuits on a social networking site a long time ago. i was having fun at the beach with my own family, but i was never in a private catholic school. i live in north america and i go to a liberal university. i am used to seeing nude women in the changing room. it’s normal here.

        why choose a private catholic school if you have a problem with their own moral standards and written policies?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        my point is their double standard policies. strict on students but very lax when it comes to the immoralities being committed by their own priests and nuns. 

        what do they do about the issues of sexual abuses? corruption within the church. it seems they find something terribly immoral in the simple act of wearing a bikini in a swimming  party but have their eyes shut on the abuses of the caholic clergy.

      • pyhiG

        i want to remind you that these students chose a catholic school for moral/academic standard, but you made your own judgement against the catholic church in general.

        the issue is not so much about the catholic church, but the students graduating from a private catholic school with policies that are in disagreement with their bikini photos; posted on a social networking site – facebook – that got them banned from the graduation ceremony.

        you are opening a whole new topic if you are talking about the double standard in the catholic church created by a number of abusive catholic clergy.

  • generalproblem

    mabuti nga sa mga student na yan. unang una di naman sila pinilit pumasok sa catholic sila ang nagkusa so dapat ala nila yung rules. they violate the rules so may punishment hindi pweding baliktarin ang rules dahil lang sa kanila. also kasalanan ng magulang yan na liberated sila at gusto nila maging liberated din ang anak nila. ang probloema lang nila eh hindi liberated ang catholic school. sa lahat nang nag dis agree sa school policy wala akong masasabi sa inyo bahala kayo sa buhay nyo but at the end of the day yung school ang masusunod kahit pa kung sinong impaktong huwes ang mag issue ng tro.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      and violated what rules? on decency? and wearing a bikini in a swimming party is indecent? san ba kayong bundok nanggaling at ganyan ka primitive kayo mag-isip. so pag naliligo kayo sa swimming pool o sa beach, naka kimonat saya kayo at barong? is that your standard of decency?

      • bgcorg

        Publishing those pictures in the social networking facility of the internet against the school rules is what makes the action reprehensible.  Further, conforming to the discipline imposed by the school and suddenly turning about by filing a case then going viral against the school would be an injustice.  They should not have enrolled their child in the school in the first place if they do not like to imbide the values taught by the school.  The school is right in enforcing the sanction: it was not to bar the child from graduating.  It should distinguish a human right from the right of a school to implement discipline.  For the court to issue a TRO here is inappropriate and unjust to the other graduating students who followed the rules.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        discipline? are we talking here of a school run by catholics or by communists? i can’t see any difference now between a supposedly god-loving and godless rulers.

      • bgcorg

        There must be a balance between being God-loving and obedience to rules.  It’s not all “yes” to what parents want.  Of course, parents would like their children to join the graduation ceremony; but the policies of the school were not followed despite the conforme of the parents before enrollment.  Once conformed, parents should abide by the rules and not be carried away by sentimentalism. It would be unjust to those who did if the few who didn’t would have their way.  This is not the end of the road for those children who were not allowed to join the graduation ceremonies; they have graduated anyway.  What is wrong is to force the school, against policies and rules, to just go any which way the parents want.  There must be order somewhere.   

  • Guest2486

    1. They still graduated.. and was just denied attending the graduation ceremony as a consequence of their mistake. I know society nowadays are OK with seeing pictures of half naked teenagers in social networks.. but as a parent, can you tolerate this? when you know that nothing within the internet is really private? 

    2. Why were these issues brought to court and publicised? That was over the top and now as consequence, google the topic and you’ll see faces to these young girls going viral in the internet.. If I were the parent and I disagreed with the school, I would admit the mistake of my child and do all I can to reason out to the school to allow my child to march for her graduation. If this does not happen, I will react in a civil way and bear in mind that if I go any further the impact would not only blow out of proportion but also affect my family and my child’s privacy. See the bigger picture, who will suffer? 

    I honestly think this has nothing to do with religion and faith. My opinion is that this matter should’ve been discussed privately between the school and the parents. 

    We live by rules not because it causes to restrict us but on contrary most rules are there to protect us. 

    Lastly, NO one will ask you on your job interview, ‘did you march on stage during your graduation in high school?’ rather you will be judged on your principles, character and professionalism. I am sure these girls will learn from this and move on, and I am also sure that they have all the chances to be successful in life as anyone their age has.

    • fairtruth

      I completely agree with you guest….The venue for this small issue is not the court but to the four walls of house where the parents should admit their mistake and tell their student that its not the end of world because in the first place there was this rule which either they expressly acknowledged by signing in the manual or constructively by letting their student finish her high school study in the same school,  or in a conversation with the head of the STC’s  for a possible reconsideration of their stand… For me, to file a TRO so that there will be declaration of a STATUS QUO thus allowing the student to join the graduation ceremony is ONE DECEITFUL MANUEVER of a lawyer who on the other hand was also able to I shall say deceive the judge who subsequently issue the same, without thinking and considering that should STC have obeyed the TRO…there is no more to be done..considering the student has joined the graduation ceremony..Thus, the issue on whether to the let the student be able to march into graduation becomes moot and academic…FOR WHAT IS IMPOSED BY STC as sanction on the part of the erring student is the PROHIBITION ON THE PARTICIPATION IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY and not THE PROHIBITION TO GRADUATE… Besides, the TRO imposes also NO  BOND REQUIREMENTS on the part of the petitioner..so that should the court later found out that STC may be right in its stand, the latter is left with nothing to pursue even if the student has been proven to have violated the school rules and is worthy of that punishment which was not served because of the TRO… The schools stance is a matter of urgency which the court fails to consider or if it has considered, has failed to assure and guarantee should judgement be on the side of the respondent school later.  Both parties must be equated, for afterall, the petitioner parents and their  student are not only the parties that will be affected but the school as well specially its prestige and honor.  Also the parents of the other students of the school, graduating or not, are equally affected by the issue considering that some if not most of them are after the discipline imposed in the school as their prime consideration in having their students enrolled in that school, so that the moment their students graduate from that school, they will be carrying with them the values and discipline learned and instilled in their four (4) years of study in STC.

  • fairtruth

    The bible is not the issue here.  The issue here is that there are rules imposed when a student enrolled in that particular excluse girls high.   In a public school, there is no similar rule because what is being emphasized is the right to learn of the students..in fact,  now  a days, the wearing of uniforms and the use of ID is no longer forcibly imposed because as of the constitutional guarantee of the right to free education…It is different in private schools because there are laws imposed…BUT SHOULD THE PARENTS DO NOT LIKE THOSE RULES..SIMPLE…THEY SHOULD NOT ENROLL IN THAT SCHOOL…Its  a choice kasi..

  • kapariz44

    This school, by its spiteful actions, shows clearly that it is in the service of the antichrist. Christians forgive, followers of the antichrist behave like this. It is a grave heresy. (Ref. 25/6, “Of the Church”, in the Westminster Confession).

  • pyhiG

    it’s a private school. the administrations have every rights to expel any student who does not abide according to their policies/moral standard. this mother and daughter should have known the consequences from the beginning. she should have registered her child in a public/liberal school. i don’t feel sorry for her that she is going to end up missing the graduation ceremony. they chose a school that holds values they did not agree with. it will teach them a lot about private school policies. the mother and daughter are trying to change the private catholic school into their own moral standard. good grief!   

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      a private school is not above the law. it should abide by the laws of the country and promote constitutional guarantees upholding the rights of the youth, their dignity and basic human rights. the nuns should be sued. for one, they should be sued for contempt, and next for gross violation of rights and dignity of the aggrieved youth.

      • pyhiG

        i never said that a private school is above the law.
        no one is above the law.
        it isn’t just all abut the rights and freedoms, but more importantly the responsibilities of a good citizen– that is to abide by the laws in a country. it is not just to exercise his/her own will over others.
        they were not forced to go to that school. why blame the administrations if the students cannot abide by the school policies?
        the young generations should not only learn about rights and freedoms but responsibilities. never forget that one.

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        what human right it violates in the constitution??? cite the article and section…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

    sa STC bawal un mga pasaway.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

    SUE THESE BIGOTS RELIGIOUS STU PIDS!! kaya namatay si Cristo gawa ng mga taong ganito, ugaling Hudyo

  • goldilock

    What happened to ” Go and Sin no More”. It’s ” No Go and Sin no More? What have you done Principal? Saint Theresa College? Financially these 5 students can be compensated but the Moral, Psychological damages stays with them. You have damage their future than improve it.

    case: pedophile forgiven vs Facebook photo?

  • tinwade

    Ngayon masama na ang school. the rule is a rule. if you dont like the rule transfer to other school. if you disobey you must be ready for the consequences..simple as that.

    • goldilock

      Show the rule.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7YI23XAYAGPIUV455HRHOZZ674 msweng

    Go STC.. do not falter.. we need you to assert your authority and independence. In this times of moral decadence and a sore lack of discipline, you have shown true grit.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MVOBFRBMZJCKL6KUEUZARMCZ4I justined

      Did STC really have to use those kids as an example of their “true grit”? Use those “minors”? And at that important moment? Did STC really have to scar those kids for life?

  • pening_garcia

    ;kljhikh

  • pening_garcia

    How about the boys who wear swimming trunks while they swim on pools or on the beach and got their photos posted on facebook? Did they violate the school rules against exposing their bodies on the internet?

    Before the schools like these laid and implemented such rules, they should first consider that such rules should not be biased against gender.

  • Guest2486

    Can I just say that Private schools are under the law BUT lawfully (in payment and contract) delegated by parents to educate, develop and guide their children. 

    If you are in a job, you are being paid to do exactly what you are contracted to. You were interviewed and considered carefully, finally appointed to deliver the work they wanted you to do. BUT If your employer is not happy with your contribution to their company then you will be automatically laid off.

    I would not put my money in an institution where I do not believe in their principles and values. I would not even involve my family especially my children if I do not agree with their regulations. And if I have indeed put money towards one but was disappointed then I would discontinue using their services. Simple. 

    It is unfortunate that the parents weren’t happy with the school at the very last year that their child were to stay because they imposed a ‘punishment’ subsequent to a failure to abide by certain rules. I assumed they were happy within the past 3 years their child were under STC’s care because they enrolled their daughters for 4 years in the same institution.  

    It is a not a mistake that the students were in bikinis but I think every parent (I hope so) would not allow these photos to be posted online. And these students need to realise what they have done wrong, why they are being punished for doing so and how they can move on from this. The school stood by its principles and refused to comment any further. The parents also stood by their principles and took the matter in a larger scale. The latter should never have happened.

    1. If I were the parent I would fight for my daughter if she was not allowed to graduate at all on the basis of the photos. BUT they are part of the graduating class and just not the ceremony.
    2. I would agree that a certain degree of punishment because of her actions and would take the responsibility of explaining to my daughter what she had done and what the consequences of her actions were. I would also stress to my daughter that this will not affect her academic life and she has much to learn and much to look forward to in life. Making mistakes mean accepting the consequences but at the end of the day, she still has a whole life ahead of her. 

    • goldilock

      The students have done nothing wrong. The school did many wrongs. It failed to teach and offer more help. What it did is inflict psychological harm then good. Principal and staff who submit these harsh punishment must go. I would require the principal and teachers to go back and learn on how to teach.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757113229 Sarah Lei Spagnolo

      Great points. On your third paragraph, please allow me to share my thoughts: Unfortunately there aren’t many great private schools in Cebu that offer a high quality of education that most parents with resources can send their children to so they’re stuck with Catholic schools that tend to be overzealous disciplinarians.

  • WalaAkongAlam

    i have advice for you students who will one day be out there working in society.
    dont think that by abiding the rules youll automatically be useful to society.
    rules are not there for us they are there for the person who made it.
    and the “REALITY” and “FUTURE” which are bound by these lies,
    are preventing you from reaching your full potential.
    which is why if there is a future that you want, fight for it!
    fight for it and pin down your own “reality”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IWSC74JRY6R3OJ6DO4XJUWECS4 paranoid_penguin

      who know someday she will be one of the photo cover of playboy magazine….

      • goldilock

        How much you pay for the magazine?  That money goes to them.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        your comment is uncalled for. you’re adding insult to injury

      • reddfrog

         You wish!

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        tama ka…pinag post niay ang picture niya sa facebook para makita ng lahat na pwede siya mag post sa FHM or playboy…ganito naman ang gusto ng mga tao dito…dinedepensahan pa ang mali….go, sige, sabihin ninyo sa babaeng yan na “ok lang ang maswimsuit sa facebook” anyways, marami ang ma offer sau ng pictorial”…and the tagline “catholic student posing nude”…hahah

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IWSC74JRY6R3OJ6DO4XJUWECS4 paranoid_penguin

    people naturally are born wild…laws are created and implemented to preserved what is deemed to be right and good…else, we dont have any world to live…

    • goldilock

      You will have a world to live in. Its run by a tyrant if you do nothing.

    • erisq2003

      TAMA, PERO ANG DI PAG SUNOD SA TRO NG ISANG CATHOLIC SCHOOL, AY TAMA BA.

  • charlie_oscar

    What is this… TALIBAN?  What is next? Close all beaches to swim suit?

  • goldilock

    I see this as a failure of the principal, its staff and the school on how to teach. They cannot teach anymore, they just do more harm, inflicting psychological damage to these young students. Not good.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YVX6MHUFKPLFKK6NGRXUST7QAA Ditakon

      rules are rules….di sana sa ibang school na lang siya pumasok…alam nio na ganyan rules ng Catholic school tapos violate nio ngayon kasalanan pa ng school kung impose nila punishment for such offenses

      • goldilock

        The student did nothing wong. Saint Theresa made grave abuse in its decision. These are students and they are suppose to teach this students. Instead they don’t know what to do and impose punishment which is detrimental to the minds of these young students. The school failed. It left 5 students mentally damage. These students are victims of that school. That school should have shown love and respect. Need new teachers and administrator in that school.

  • asdafaa qwesda

    This school has every right to run itsschool as it sees fit. I don’t agree with the school but the parents sent their children their aware of the rules of conduct. If you people don’t like how a aschool is run then simply don’t send your kids there.

    To people who say the school failed the kids in upholding the values of the school:
    1.) letting them go unpunished would make things worse.
    2.) it takes two to tango. Both child and school are equally responsible for the result. Before you say the school failed please cite what action or inaction did the school perform that resulted in the posting of bikini photos of 5(?) out of hundreds of students. Perhaps it was the parent or kids themselves who failed in their end of the bargain.

    • reddfrog

       Apparently common sense failed you.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YVLUFITDOAM35JMUGCZEKLZ4FQ Rommel S

        Apparently, your common sense failed you.

    • goldilock

      It is graduation time. See the abuse?

    • goldilock

      Do you know what a child is? Compare them with the minds of a teacher? Child abuser.

      • asdafaa qwesda

        That doesn’t mean the child possesses no free will. Additionally the parents are also an influence. Granted they saw nothing wrong with the bikini photos (I don’t either) but if they didn’t share the school’s values then they shouldn’t have enrolled their kids there.

      • goldilock

        They can do whatever they want to do. It is outside of the school. Values? what values? Where they disrespected anyone? It is the school who have disrespected them.

    • erisq2003

      Sir, the students are willing for the punishment.  There are lot punishment can be done. But not the right for commencement.  NAPAHIYA NA ANG MGA BATA NG HUSTO.  Their redeem is only to attend the Commencement. 

      • asdafaa qwesda

        The school was going to keep the incident quiet. By taking them to court the parents have made it a media circus. Parang lalo ata sila napahiya.

      • erisq2003

        Yun din duda ko e. Nagkapatigasan ang tingin ko dun.  Pero sana ganun pinagbigyan na nila ng Commencement.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FW5S4Q3EXSSEGQQ3C2MJN2TMAI Andre

      CORRECT….Basta walang linalabag na batas ok lang. malayong malayo ito sa child abuse, dapat naging responsable yung studyante sa lahat ng ginagawa nya kaya. malay natin mayrong magandang epekto ito sa studyante, bottomline nito ay kung paano na lang pinalaki ng magulang ang studyante kung paano nya tatanggapin ang punishment sa kanya. one thing it could have a positive effect to her life pwede na syang mag-artista gamitin nya lang yung exposure sa media o kaya maging pulitiko sikat na sya kay sa mga magiging kalaban nya, o diba pwede syang yumaman dahil dito, hahahahah

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

        Nilabag ang family code kung saan saklaw lang ng pagiging tempory parents(teachers) during school activities. Pagakatapos nun wala na sila dapat control sa mag estudyate nila. Duon sila sumobra dahil nga naman iba ang nakasulat sa rules nila kaya dapat baguhin ang STC rules para tumugma sa family code. Wala kasing mga anak itong mga pari at madreng ito kaya kahit wala na sa school ang mga bata feeling magulang pa rin sila. Ang sobrang disiplina ay nakakasakal and it may lead into rebellion.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      the students were outside the school when they wore bikinis while in a swimming party with their parents.

      the swimming party was not conducted inside the school. it was not done during school days and under the Family Code, it is obviously outside the scope of power of the school.

      the nuns and priests of STC are overstretching their powers. that’s abuse

      • asdafaa qwesda

        The school was very clear in its rules of conduct that students will still be evaluated based on acts they do outside of school. The parents VOLUNTARILY signed off on this when they enrolled their kids there. They should honor their agreement and not run to court whenever they become inconvenienced.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        It will always be the Philippine Constitution that will be followed in case of conflict of rules. They can create all rules that they want but in the end, the court will only recognize what’s written in the country’s charter.

        On the issue that the parents resorted to filing a lawsuit, the school slammed the door for negotiation and the parents had no other recourse but the court.

        Now let’s see how that supposed agreement will be seen by the court since obviously the school overstepped its authority or abused its power based on the revised Family Code

      • asdafaa qwesda

        We shall see how the courts interpret it but…

        The constitution also protect the rights and freedoms of people to exercise their beliefs for as long as they do not infringe on the rights of others. The school is exercising its rights and did not force the parents to enroll their kids there.

        But again you and these parents want to shove your beliefs down the school’s throats.

      • samshy

        FYI hindi po pamilya ang kasama ng mga batong yun..if saw all the pictures.baka  ikaw ma shock..sa balita nag pose lng cla na nka bikini.but hindi ho! kapag ikaw ang mga magulang ng minor na yan baka ikakamatay mo?makita mga anak mo na nakipag  party w/opposite sex sa murang edad nla.try to imagine kung ano ang ginawa nla.bago kayo mag salita ng anu-ano.hindi po ako studyante ng STC pero may pinsan po ako dun.at nakita nla yung mga pictures. kya nga sabi ng  pinsan ko..nakakahiya tingnan sa murang edad nla yun na ang mga ginawa nla..at isa mga studyante dun anak ng city councilor ng cebu.pero wla kayong narinig sa city councilor kasi cguro alam nya na mali talaga ang mga bata.at nakakahiya sa knayng part din.so?stop blaming the school officials.in the first place alam ng mga parents ang mga school rules.kya nga dun nla pinag aral ang kanilang anak.para may magandang asal …

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MVOBFRBMZJCKL6KUEUZARMCZ4I justined

    SCARRED FOR LIFE! Did Sr. Pe really have to go that far? She could have pardoned those kids -they were already repentant, they’ve done penance already. She had to use those minors as an example – Minors who’ve already learned their lessons. Why use the 5 kids as an example? I don’t think the other STC kids would follow suit. They already know how difficult a situation they’d get if they rebelled like so. I do not support bashing the STC institution. But I am thoroughly dissappointed with Sr. Pe’s DRACONIAN sense of righteous justice! 

  • don2011

    Atleast the girls learned something from their parents…. That you can get away of anything if you have a good lawyer. BOOM!

    • goldilock

      When a teacher abuses you. You report it immediately. All teachers have no right to impose damaging punishment to a growing minds unless that teacher is a pedophile.

      • don2011

        The school has rules to follow. For me, its not harsh because they are allowed to graduate, at least they can redeem themselves to any college they want and do anything they want. School has lower and higher standards with regards to morality and people has difference meaning of morality. Maybe the fault of STC is they do not orient properly/clearly the parents and students that the school will not tolerate immorality based on their own understanding so that parent can choose.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        School rules apply in schools and in cases where students are outside the campus but still in the custody of their school, e.g. field trips. But the scope of power of school officials stops when students step out of the school gates.

        If school officials will argue however that they do care for their students even outside the campus, the question is, ‘Is that legal under the Revised Family Code?’ The answer is NO.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

        Next, assuming for the sake of argument schools can be allowed to manage even the private lives of their students, is STC doing this for their students’ welfare or simply to protect its image?

        If STC really cares even for the personal well being of their students, then they should also look into the socio-economic conditions of their students? Will they look into the financial woes of their students and let them take exams even without paying their tuition fees? Will they lower their fees to allow the low-income Cebuanos avail of private schooling in a supposedly Catholic charitable learning institution?

        I doubt if the real intention of STC is the holistic development of its students. Obviously all that STC cares about are the superficial things, like protecting its image, even if that means causing lifetime irreparable damage to the maligned students.

      • goldilock

        Morality is 100 percent intact. It is a private event. Nothing immoral has been done. School must pay for the psychological harm inflicted to these students. Principal must resign.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=757113229 Sarah Lei Spagnolo

    Just like in the court of law, the punishment should be proportionate to the crime. These girls didn’t do anything that serious meaning they didn’t lie, steal, cheat, do lewd acts in school or use school property to perform anything maliciously directed towards the school. It was simply a lapse in judgment, something many teenagers are known for in that stage of their lives. Banning them from the graduation rites after already undergoing a day of recollection and guidance counseling where they admitted to their wrongdoing was cruel and unnecessary. Don’t deny the fact that Catholic school officials are known to be overzealous disciplinarians.

    • asdafaa qwesda

      Everyone has their own way of measuring the moral weight of an act. In a pluralistic society we try to encourage as many views as possible for as long as they do not infringe on another’s right to do the same. One may argue the school infringe on the students’/parents’ rights to do so. But recall the school did not force them to study there and therefore adopt the school’s values.

      In fact by raising this court case the parents are shoving their values down the school’s throats.

      • goldilock

        It is a private event. The school has no authority on it even on values. The school can teach them values and whatever in school. Outside school all they can do is hope that what they teach will be applied. Now, they resorted to harming the students from an event where the school has no authority or right to impose anything. This situation has now become a predator vs a child. It is not values this values that. The student has all the right values. They have all rights to march in the graduation rites. They earned that. These student have done nothing wrong.
        The principal et al needs to go. Resign. Need new ones who have advance teaching studies much advance as the principal.

  • asdafaa qwesda

    Dear god people just don’t send your kids to a school whose values you don’t agree with or won’t follow however begrudgingly.

    In fact don’t enroll in any Catholic school. Tignan mo, after a while even the CBCP will “forgive” these students. Pera lang ang iniintindi ng simbahang katoliko.

  • rex villavelez

    Those who say that the STC admin is right, you have no idea how it is to handle kids.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FW5S4Q3EXSSEGQQ3C2MJN2TMAI Andre

       bakit may alam ka ba? school yun kaya they have extensive experience how to handle different kids, kaya alam nila ginawa nila. malay ko siguro may sarili ka ring school o kaya ikaw ang head ng department of kids sa china kaya mas marami kang alam kay sa admin ng isang school. ikaw na tama, ikaw na may alam kung paano hawakan ang mga bata. luhod na ako sayo, china ba naman.

      • goldilock

        They don’t know how to handle that specific situation. The nuns have no experience in that kind of situation. More so, they resorted to psychological harm since they cannot find any other way to teach these fast learning students. Clearly the nuns failed them then smack them left and right.

        Give them nuns camera, a pool, to re-create that situation and have them experience what is it like and come up a solution without harming any students mentally. Also they need facebook and learn privacy settings and the word private.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      Surely those nuns and priests are nothing but swellhead people with messianic complex. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FW5S4Q3EXSSEGQQ3C2MJN2TMAI Andre

        may masama ka bang karanasan sa mga madre at pare  para masabi mo yan o base lang lahat sa balita lang ng media at sabi sabi ng mga kakilala. hahaha. kung meron man you need counselling mukhang may hatred eh. baka isa ka kasi sa mga namolestya ng pare o kaya pinalo ng madre kasi may ginawang katarantadohan, mukhang kelangan mo talaga ng doktor eh. o baka naman kasi di ka katoliko, hahahhaa

      • goldilock

        The hatred falls on to the nuns. The hate is super that they let the students hang in the cross for all the graduating class to see.

      • erisq2003

        Wala nga akong masamang karanasan sa Pari at Madre, Infact puro pang unawa ang bingay nya sa amin kakulitan.  Di ako pinaka makulit sa School… mas masahol pa ang iba. Duamting na sa point na di sila makakapag commencement, pero nakiusap ang magulang, nag apolgize ang mga bata, tinanggap ang punishment na retreat, social work, make up class ng values. Di nila pinag kait ang Commencement.  Ngayon nag close pa silang lahat, ang iba na abroad, lagi pumunta sa school para dalawin ang Mga Nun..

        Kaya nakakainis na para sa isang Nun. naging matigas sa mga bata.. Di ba biling Nun naging considerate sya.???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FW5S4Q3EXSSEGQQ3C2MJN2TMAI Andre

    Nakakatawa naman yung parents kakasohan pa talaga, hahaha, nasa constitution ba na karapatan ng lahat ng estudyante magmartsa sa recognition day, eh yung pagmamartsa formalities lang yun kahit di sya magmartsa gagradute pa sya buti nga di sya naban sa pagtutong ulit sa school, ang alam ko may rules and regulation yung school na dapat sundin ng estudyante para mas maginng responsible yung bata sa buhay at sa lipunan. buti nga hindi sya sa muslim countries nakatira o sa US o sa ibang westernized country na strictong pinapatupad talaga sa rules and regulation at mas severe ang punishment, pagmartsa lang hahaha, napakababaw naman yun, masisira na buong high school life nya dahil dun hahaha eh socializing aspect lang yun ng school di academic part, anong klaseng parents kaya eto, di ko masabi kasi di ko alam kung may anong klaseng parents sya at ang laki talaga ng reklamo nila. to all the parent dapat maging responsable kayo sa lahat ng ginagawa ng anak nyo, maganda man o hindi.

    • goldilock

      The student did nothing wrong. It is the school principal et al did all the wrong doing. It is just right to sue them and pay for harming an innocent mind. Protect the abuses all you want. I want their abuses to stop and written down.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

      Nakakatawa ka naman balewala lang syo ang graduation rites hahahaha sa akin balewala rin yan eh hehehe pero mahalaga ito sa mga nasabing estudyante so ano ang mali dun. Sumobra kasi ang rules ng STC, labag sa family code kaya nagkagulo gulo. Eh nagkataon na pulitiko ang tatay kaya ayan inaksyunan ang pang aabuso ng STC. Kung normal lang na mga tao, magsasa walang kibo na lang dahil sa takot sa ma madre/pari at alam nilang wala silang magagawa laban sa simbahan. Pero eto kahanga hanga ang ginawa ng mga magulang ng mga batang ito ang banggaain ang pader na di magigiba…Pero palagay ko may crack na hehehe.

    • erisq2003

      Martsa? Nakaktawa naman ikaw.  Baka hindi ka siguro masaya nung Highschool graduation.  Ang commencement ang pinakamahalagang parte ng kabataan.  Alam may rules talaga ang school.  Pero may parameters yan, dahil ang school ay di solo sa mundo, sila ay sakop ng Gov’t.  Kung ganyan batayan mahirap yan.. Example. Ang salary mo ay P500(Kontratang pinirmahan mo) pero duamting ang time nag increase minium na ay P700, kaso ang policy ng Company di ka pwedeng iangat dahil may kontrata ka.  Tapos nag korte ka nag TRO ka pero di nag honor ang company.  Payag ka.??

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YZRP5HHLNZE2MUHK4Y5LLQLBYM Hannah

      Hindi siguro dapat sa STC inenroll yung mga bata kung ganoon kaliberated ang parents… Once you chose to enroll your children in any school, we should abide by their rules… it is that simple. 

      Now if the parents do not mind that their daughter shows her body in a bikini, then so be it, but rules are rules… let them find another school. Unless it is the school who changed the rules, then the school should be followed. I find it weird that parents resent the “over protectiveness” of the school. If I had a daughter in that school, I will be secured.

    • redpula

      bago ka tumipa ng keyboard magisip ka muna, hindi lahat ng haka mo ay totoo opinyon mo lang ung, karapatan ng magulang magpaaral ng anak saan man nya gusto, hindi mo ata alam na mahalaga sa pinoy ang ritual ng graduation, dahil un bagaman pwedeng hindi puntahan at walang batas nagpipilit, un ay isang usaping cultural.  Pagaral mo ang ibat ibang uri ng DAMAGES at walang saysay na itulad ang pinas sa MUSLIM country dahil un ang sistema at paniniwala nila, ito totoong nangyari ito at mismong supreme court ang nagpasya dito sa bansang ito UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST VS. ROMEO JADER, 
      G.R. No. 132344  February 17, 2000.  

      kung may panahon ka basahin mo nang hindi puro opinyon mo lang ung nakikita mo, ito may DAMAGES, pinagbayad ang U.E. basahin mo nang may malaman kang bago.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AFDQQH2M3OD6ZGBJNJ34UZHIV4 Enrico

    Ano yan Mutawa ng Muslim hehehe

  • neverwint3r

    e kung liberated ang parents why did they enroll their daughter in a catholic school?

  • Mara Manipon

    It happened at the beach, what do you expect, kids wearing long sleeves and pants? And can’t some people understand that the photos were meant to be posted PRIVATELY, not intending for them to see? It is a PRIVATE family gathering, not a school activity or field trip so school has nothing to do with it…. and it happened with parentalision.

    “As sanctions, the student was given a grade of D for “personality” for the 4th quarter which was later changed to C “for humanitarian reasons” isn’t this enough already? with a public apology, retreat or community work na lang sana? Yung pagbawalan mag-attend ng commencement exercise, sobra naman ata yun. The students aren’t even allowed to attend Senior bash. The institution treated the issue as grave with a grave punishment. Isipin naman yung psychological damage and stigma na nagawa nun sa mga bata na dadalhin niya hanggang paglaki niya. Commencement activity is one of the most important events in a teenager’s life tapos ipagkakait sa kanila? IMO hindi akma yung parusa sa nagawa. Isipin mo, example, nagnakaw ka ng cellphone, pero kapareho mo ng taon sa kulungan yung taong drug pusher na nang-rape tas pumatay.

    May mali ang bawat sides, pero pwede naman sanang idaan sa maayos na usapan at dumaan muna sana sa maayos na proseso bago magdesisyong magpataw ng mabigat na parusa. Yung bata din lang ang naiipit sa pangyayari.

    At, kung nasasabi ngang ang Diyos nga marunong magpatawad, tao pa kaya? Eh sila pa kayang naturingang relihiyosa? Di ba nila naiisip ang mabigat na epekto nito sa mga bata? O sariling imahe lang talaga nila ang pinangangalagaan nila?

  • redpula

    hypocrisy at its facade, your father damaso where long be despise by this modern era, some parents most learn the hard way, yes there is no dispute that sectarian schools offer competitive education, but your children are not meant to enter a religious vocation and they will at all cause imposed to them what their myopic mind view of morality much demanding than the teaching of our lord.  That is why i am no longer attending their superficial teachings, and fallacious belief and proud to be an ex catholic.  

  • hopefullPinoy

    i hope Catholic schools will stop making this kind of rules and remove this kind of rules from their existing handbook. i think that school rules should not dictate how an individual should  act or look like in public places. such rules violate an individual’s freedom of expression. i hope DepEd can do something on this.

    it’s no longer the schools concern how anyone behave outside. if during field trip outside of school, they require the parent’s consent to wash themselves of any responsibility if anything unfortunate will happen to the student, then how come their rules should concern how the students should behave outside?

    if they want to mold the students in the behavior they desire, then their effort should focus on how to convince the students, that this is the proper behavior without violating any human rights superseding such rule. and how can you expect to show a merciful God in this example?

    definitely i will not enroll a child to such school. you’re paying high, and you’re child is getting a backward education.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Pwede ba alisin nyo na tong balita na to. . . Walang kakwenta kwenta itong balita na to. Walang contribution sa nation building, . . .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7CZYPZWNB37S6GTPBJQF6Y7BM Fight D Bigots

      don’t read it then

  • dot136

     

    It seems to me that what the student did was to violate at lest
    one of the rules of St. Theresa’s College high school by appearing in a bikini
    that was uploaded on to Facebook.

    Lets look at the facts, the mum and the daughter knew the
    uploading photos of this kind was against school policy.

     

    5. posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail
    ample body exposure.

     

    Did the mum and the daughter know about this rule?

     

    Yes. They did because they both signed off on this, agreeing
    that the daughter would not  upload a
    photo that “entail ample body exposure”. Now St Theresa’s school did not specify
    or give a percentage of how much body could be exposed on a internet photo but I
    think we could all agree that a bikini does show “ample body exposure”.

    Therefore we can all agree that the mum and the daughter
    broke at lest one of the school rules.

    Now the mother says “The punishment meted by St. Theresa’s
    College high school was called “too harsh” and “unjust”…

    No. Not unjust! May be too harsh. But not unjust! Nothing to
    my reading says that somebody stuck a gun to the mum’s head and forced her to
    send her daughter to go to St. Theresa’s College high school. No one forced
    them to sign the handbook. The mum and daughter signed the handbook because the
    mum (I am assuming) wanted her daughter to attend that school. Therefore the
    mum and the daughter have to abide by the rules of the school. If you don’t
    like the rules don’t send your children there.

     

    Now on the other hand if the mum wanted, she could have
    signed the handbook agreeing in principle to the rules of the school and then
    attend the monthly CSAC (Catholic School Advisory Council) meetings and ask principal
    and chair of CSAC. What happens if you are at the beach on a family vacation
    and someone without your permission uploads a picture on the internet? Or what
    about if my daughter has a glass of wine in a restaurant while attending a
    family party? Check out the rules, ask CSAC to change or get an interpretation
    of the rules or take your child out of the school. The point is you don’t
    change a rule by breaking it!

     

    Now Ms Mara Manipon writes “It happened at the beach, what
    do you expect, kids wearing long sleeves and pants? And can’t some people
    understand that the photos were meant to be posted PRIVATELY, not intending for
    them to see?”

    Ms Manipon the operative word here is MEANT to be posted
    PRIVATELY. Anyone knows that anything, photo or written is never private on the
    internet. It is out there for everyone to see which, is precisely the point. If
    it was MEANT to be private then how did St. Theresa’s College school see the
    pictures. Lawyer Cornelio Mercado has seen them and will present copies in
    court.

     

    Ms Manipon writes further “It is a PRIVATE family gathering”.
                                    Read the
    rule Ms Manipon.

    5. posing and uploading pictures on the Internet that entail
    ample body exposure.

     It does not say if
    the pictures are at the beach, at home on vacation, it only has to be uploaded
    on to the internet. If you are posing in a picture that is uploaded to the
    internet that entail ample body exposure then you have broken a rule and which
    I am sure you will agree that a bikini does expose amply well.

     

    The student uploaded the pictures. The student broke the
    rules. The student must be punished. Albeit rather a harsh punishment, but none
    the less has to be punished

     

    My only hope is that other students at St. Theresa’s College
    high school get the message not only to follow the rules but not to tease and
    belittle the offending student but to show her the love and mercy that our Lord
    would have given.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OGZBGWUBZZ4DNW74LHRBG7CTJU nina

    i believe that what happens outside school and with their parent’s consent is out of the realms of the school with the exception if the student is wearing an identifiable garment or object that would show the identity of the school. what i find interesting here is that the school is so particular about their “image” being portrayed by the student wearing a bikini posted on her page in FB attending a private function. shouldn’t the focus be on what the student perceives as a “good image” for the school and what is the school doing to achieve that? 

    student handbooks are guidelines that parents, students, teachers and administrators should be aware of its contents and its interpretation. although the statements pertaining to the offenses being mettled is vague and subject to interpretation “ample body exposure”, shouldn’t the school as well as the parents have reviewed the handbook and made sure that these rules have no “loop holes” or possible “gray areas”? i am sure that being a private school, they have excellent lawyer representation and that should have been addressed even before the handbooks were printed and distributed to the student body. as a school, it is your responsibility to ensure correct, factual, concrete and concise information is printed on your handbook before the student body gets to peruse it. as a student, it is your responsibility to know your limitations and if questions arise, for you to ask and seek answers to these questions.

    what is more intriguing for me is how STC handled the whole situation after a TRO has been issued by the court. whether there is an error in the TRO or one deems the TRO is unjust, incorrect, there is a certain procedure/process that has to be followed that should have been done by the school to address this problem. alas, no! the school decided to act on their own and disrespect the court’s decision about the TRO. that for me is the biggest and most concrete example of how STC showed its’ true colors- that they can address punishment to an individual because the student violated their rules in the handbook and yet they in return, violated and disrespected the rule of law given by the court! we are talking about national law and not just a student handbook. so how do you expect now students to follow your rules when you yourselves do not follow the law or the process to address an error in a decision handed down by the court?! should the school be held in contempt? i believe so because this just shows how STC believes that they have the power to be above the law. our justice system nowadays may be in shambles but that is not a reason to disregard the law. STC, you are not above the law and should follow a TRO as directed. but then again, there is a precedent to such action performed by the higher ups in the government and STC has just shown us that such behavior is in congruence to their “image”.

    as a school, you are to educate young minds and mould them that includes following the rules of law. as a student, it is your responsibility to follow the rules of the school you are attending and respect your limitations as well. as parents, it is your responsibility to follow up in the teachings of the school as well as develop the minds of your children to be better individuals. again, it all boils down to RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY which is now very much lost in our society.

  • dot136

    Thank you Nina. Great article. I think everyone who has an
    interest in St. Theresa’s College high school should read this. But just one point
    I would like to make is, you mentioned

     

    “although the
    statements pertaining to the offenses being mettled is vague and subject to
    interpretation “ample body exposure”, shouldn’t the school as well as
    the parents have reviewed the handbook and made sure that these rules have no
    “loop holes” or possible “gray areas”? i am sure that being
    a private school, they have excellent lawyer representation and that should
    have been addressed even before the handbooks were printed and distributed to
    the student body.”

     

    The handbooks are created by CSAC (Catholic School Advisory
    Council) or something similar. The CSAC is composed of, one principal, one
    chair, at lest one parent representative and usually a parent who looks after
    the finances of CSAC and a parent who agrees to take the minutes of the
    meeting. There must also be a certain number of parents present in order to
    form a quorum. All these positions are volunteer positions. Even the principal
    does not get paid extra for attending these meeting, though he or she must attend.
    There is never a lawyer present unless one of the parents happens to practice
    law. Lawyers will not come to the CSAC meetings pro bono and neither can school
    advisory councils afford to pay P2,000.00 an hour for one. Yes. There are
    lawyers who work at the board level but at the board, their job is to give
    legal council to the board, they have nothing to do with CSAC.

    The rules and regulations in the handbook are created by
    CSAC members, just ordinary parents. Most Catholic boards believe that parents
    have an invested interest in there children’s education that is why each
    Catholic school has a CSAC or something similar. The parents get together and
    discuss what they want to see happen in their school and what rules and regulations
    would be most fitting for the school and students.

     

    Nina, I agree with you 100% absolutely!

     

    “as a student, it is
    your responsibility to follow the rules of the school you are attending and
    respect your limitations as well. as parents, it is your responsibility to
    follow up in the teachings of the school”.

     

    Nina, CSAC is open to all parents who have a child in the
    school and CSAC is open to all students who attend the school. The monthly
    meeting are published in the school news letter which should come out every
    month. CSAC (or something similar your meeting might be known by a different
    name) is required by the board to meet a minimum amount of times during the
    school year and minutes of the meetings must be submitted to the board.

     

    If your school does not have a CSAC, then start one.  Speak to the principal; tell him or her that
    this school needs a CSAC. Speak to the parents who want to take an interest in
    the school. Have them come out, ask questions, put forth ideas and have the
    ideas voted on and ideas become school law.

    Parents can make a difference! All that is needed is for
    parents to take a real interest.

    Thanks again Nina

     



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